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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ , The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) made history recently by unveiling the new Scout Me In campaign that features girls, as well as boys, in its iconic Cub Scout program for the first time. Starting this summer, all kids are invited to say, “Scout Me In,” as they join the fun, adventure and character-building opportunities found in Cub Scouts. The campaign presents an energizing Scouting experience that speaks to kids by putting them in the middle of the action. It also engages parents who are looking for ways to make the most of the time they have with their kids and help them to be Prepared. For Life.
Specific to Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, Pack 54 is proud to welcome girls and boys ages 5 -10 to participate in Scout Me In through the Cub Scout Program.
Cubmaster, Karina Ferrales is excited to see the program kickoff locally, “Scouting is such fun and teaches both important life lessons, builds bonds and instills confidence in our children. Our Pack is thrilled to launch ‘Scout Me In’ and hopes that boys and girls alike come to check out all the fun involved in Scouting.”
Ho-Ho-Kus Cub Scout Pack 54 will host a Campfire Kickoff, Enrollment and Information Session on Sunday, September 9th from 6pm-7:30pm at East Park (corner of Hollywood Avenue and E. Saddle River Road) in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. Parents and children are encouraged to come to learn more about Scout Me In, and the Pack’s plans for the 2018-2019 year ahead. The rain date is September 16th.
The national Scout Me In campaign celebrates the BSA’s expansion to serve families and welcome girls and boys into Scouting in communities across the country. It reinforces that the mission and core values in the Scout Oath and Scout Law are welcoming, inclusive and foundational for both young men and women. Since announcing the BSA’s historic decision to welcome girls into Scouting, more than 3,000 girls across the nation have already enrolled in the BSA’s Early Adopter Program and are participating in Cub Scouts ahead of the full launch later this year.
“As we enter a new era for our organization, it is important that all youth can see themselves in Scouting in every way possible. That is why it is important that the name for our Scouting program for older youth remain consistent with the single name approach used for the Cub Scouts,” said Michael Surbaugh, Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America. “Starting in February 2019, the name of the older youth program will be ‘Scouts BSA,’ and the name of our iconic organization will continue to be Boy Scouts of America.”
Kickoff and Information Session to take place September 9, 2018 from
6pm – 7:30pm at East Park in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ (Raindate: September 16th)