Troop 6011 is hosting a Boy Scouts of America recruitment tonight (Nov. 16, 2021) starting at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church’s parking lot, 410 W. Kaufman Street in Paris.
Scout Leader Kent Kirby said scouting helps students learn life lessons, build a foundation in embracing opportunities and, in turn, overcome life’s ultimate obstacles.
“Scouting BSA is a fantastic experience for youth to learn character development, leadership development, citizenship training, and personal fitness,” Kirby said. “Scouts obtain these skills – and hopefully achieve the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout – through various merit badges such as cooking, scuba diving, carpentry, emergency preparedness, graphic arts and much more.”
Scouts will get a chance to learn life skills, which can help them become future, successful adults and contributing members of society. They will also get to experience exciting outdoor activities boys and girls like such as hiking, camping, mountain biking and more.
“Scouts also journey to many places such as Washington DC, NASA, Gettysburg, and camp at several high-adventure sites across the country,” Kirby said.
The one-time fee for new members joining is $25; the national membership fee which covers 2 months is $12; and $84 for a 14-month national membership. Membership fees are to be paid during recruitment.