Boy Scouts of America Invites Families to Register by Sept 17
Get a Free Model Rocket to Build and Launch!
The “Blast into Scouting” campaign is aimed at introducing families to the BSA’s positive and fun-focused program called Cub Scouts, which is open to boys in first through fifth grade. In Cub Scouts, boys learn leadership and life skills while participating in adventures ranging from building pinewood derby cars and assembling robots to enjoying the great outdoors and helping others through its strong focus on community service.
On September 17 thousands of BSA volunteers will be at local elementary schools from 7-8 p.m. to address and answer questions, register new members and hand out free model rockets and an invitation to launch them. It costs $32 to join Scouting but all boys can become Scouts regardless of a family’s ability to pay. So the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is inviting families across Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana and Southern Wisconsin to register for Scouting on September 17th at an elementary school near them come receive a free model rocket they’ll get to launch at events throughout the region a few weeks later.
Illinois House of Representatives and local vice president of membership for the BSA La Shawn K. Ford, said,“I commend the Boy Scouts of America on its character and its drive to make this valuable program available to every boy. I encourage people to take advantage of this opportunity to join Scouting, as this program is an important asset in improving our communities,” said La Shawn K. Ford, a member of the Illinois House of Representatives and local vice president of membership for the BSA.
“Now in its second century of serving youth and families,
the BSA is building off its firsthundred years by incorporating
more science, engineering, and technology-basedprograms
to reach even moreyoung people. Presenting new members
with their ownrockets and a platform to launch them is just
one of many examples of Scouting’s forward-thinking programs.”
Regional Scouting Executive Fred Wallace said, “We are thrilled with the support we’ve received from so many schools and educators and are truly indebted to our campaign partners and sponsors; Trails-End Popcorn-a division of Weaver popcorn, and the University of Illinois Chicago, which both recognize the importance of instilling fundamental principles in young people.”
Interested families should visit BlastIntoScouting.org to find a local participatingschool or to register for Scouting online. Those who sign up online by September 17 will also receive a free model rocket.