While mid-week temperatures soared into the 50s, Mother Nature appeared to have taken into consideration that come the weekend, Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos Scouts from the Whispering Pines District would be spending Saturday celebrating the annual Cub Scout Freeze-Out 2012.
According to information provided by Mike Kupec, Whispering Pines District public relations chairman, Greater Western Reserve Council, Boy Scouts of America, sessions that ran on the consecutive weekends of Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, welcomed hundreds of Scouts from the Whispering Pines District, which encompasses Mahoning County and Hubbard, for crafts, games and endless fun throughout the day.
Hosted this year by Youngstown Boy Scout Troop 22, with assistance from various volunteers and staff members, the event was split into morning and afternoon sessions on each of the two Saturdays, allowing for more Cub Scout participation.
Photos by Kathleen Palumbo, Town Crier correspondent
Under the instruction of Program Director Steve Baker, who volunteered his time at the dog food slingshot station, Scouts from Packs 27 and 32, P.J. Beres, Aidan Wittman, Alex Anzevino, Owen Waller, Sebastian Sharo, and Mitchell Graff showed off their skills of propulsion at Cub Scout Freeze-Out 2012.
Scouts made their way to different stations in small groups, rotating their way through Leather Craft, Winter Obstacle Course, Dog Food Sling Shot, and First Aid Emergencies as they hiked the "Team Work" Trail.