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Scouts brave weather for two weekends

January 27, 2012
Special to the Town Crier 

More than 300 Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts will attend the annual Whispering Pines District Cub Scout Freeze-Out at Camp Stambaugh, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4. Cub Scout Packs from throughout Mahoning County and Hubbard, will brave the cold temperatures including Packs 558, 575, 42, 25, 27, 32, 60, 84, 100, 105, 114, 115, 116, 184, 2, 22, 70, 82, 101, 114, 119 and 184.

Event Organizer is Chuck Shasho of Cub Scout Pack 22 and members of Boy

Scout Troop 22 of Youngstown along with a lot of help from volunteer staff

members will give participants a winter outdoor adventure along with character-building skills.

The Cub Scout Freeze Out is an annual District event held over two Saturdays to build on Cub Scout skills for boys 6 through 10 years old in an outdoor winter environment. This year's theme will be "Team Work" and the Scouts will rotate through a variety of skills. On each Saturday, a morning session and an afternoon session will be held in order to have enough room on hand for all of the Cub Scouts.

A Cub Scout Pack will attend only one of the sessions.

The first stop will be "Dog Tag Leather Craft." At this station, the Scouts will get out of the cold and create a leather souvenir to remember their 2012 Freeze Out. Then it is off to the next station, "Winter Obstacle Course." At this stop, they perform different obstacles as a group. This station will enforce teamwork and cooperation.

No trip would be complete without stopping at the "Dog Food Sling Shot," where the Scouts learn first hand about sling shot safety. Scouts will also be given the chance to use the sling shots and shoot dog food at targets that were constructed.

The last stop on the trip will be "First Aid Emergencies" and Scouts will participate in various first aid relay games while learning about first aid procedures.

Cub Scouting is a year round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 6 through 10 years of age). Cub Scouting is the largest of the Boy Scouts of America's three traditional membership programs with approx. 1.7 million boys and their families involved throughout the United States.



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