Cub Scout recruitment effort set for Sept. 18

A5-CubScoutRecruitmentBWThe Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America announces the Rocket Into Scouting event for young boys and their parents on Sept. 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. at elementary schools statewide.

This marks the largest Cub Scout recruitment event of the year and the first time a single event will take place on the same day, involving Boy Scout Councils throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. Every boy who signs up for Cub Scouts that day will receive a free model rocket, to be launched at his first pack meeting.

Cub Scouts is a program for boys in kindergarten through fifth grade that positively affects every area of a boy’s life by offering fun and active experiences to build character and leadership skills.

A 2013 local study conducted by Wilder Research found that since involvement in Cub Scouts, 76 percent of parents reported their son had increased their ability to solve problems on their own and 84 percent believed their son showed a greater willingness to help others.

A Cub Scout membership costs $32 per year, but all boys can join regardless of their ability to pay. Parents can register their sons for cub scouts at the school events on Sept. 18, or online at