The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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August 21, 2013

Boy Scouts plan area sign-up events

JOPLIN, Mo. — Boy Scouts of America want to get children "Hooked on Scouting" through the annual School Night to Join Scouting.

Boys in first through 12th grades may sign up for scouting at a variety of area locations Thursday.

"We're hoping for somewhere between 300 and 400 (to sign up), and that's spread out among 20 different locations in Jasper, Newton, Lawrence and Barry counties," said Bryon Haverstick, district director.

"That's what we need to break even with where we finished the year (in terms of overall numbers). We're hoping recruitment will show growth over last year. We've seen a 7 percent membership increase in the last two years."

All new Cub Scouts will receive a free Zebco fishing rod and reel with Eagle Claw tackle, as well as a chance to win a fishing weekend with professional bass fisherman Tom Redington in Lake Fork, Texas. The fishing rods are made available through a partnership with Bass Pro, said Haverstack.

"Kids come into our program and get to do fun, outdoor activities like camping, fishing and the Pinewood Derby," he said. "All the while, they're learning morals, values, character development and life skills that are built into the program."

The Cub Scout program is for boys who are 7 years old or in the first grade, and Boy Scouts is for sixth grade and above.

There are also two co-ed programs: Venturing is focused on outdoor activities, while Exploring matches youth up with career fields in which they have an interest. Both are for ages 14 to 21.

Registration is $15 per year, with an optional subscription to Boys' Life magazine's $12. Many of the locations will collect a pro-rated amount that will cover the remainder of 2013 and all of 2014, said Haverstick. That amount is $21.25 for the Scouting fees. The same goes for the magazine, he said, which will be available through the end of 2014 for $17.

"Individual Cub Scout packs may have additional dues," he said. "Everybody's a little bit different."

Sign-up locations are as follows:

* Joplin: Columbia Elementary, 6:30 p.m.; College Heights Christian Church, 7 p.m.; Cunningham Park, 6:30 p.m.; Martin Luther Church, 6 p.m.; St. Mary's Elementary School, 6 p.m.

* Webb City: Webster Primary Center, 6:30 p.m.

* Carl Junction: Skateland, 6 p.m.

* Carthage: Municipal Roller Rink, 6:30 p.m.

* Neosho: First Christian Church, 7 p.m.; United Methodist Church-Christian Life Center, 6 p.m.

* Aurora: Pate Early Childhood Center, 7 p.m.

* Marionville: Marionville Elementary, 6:30 p.m.

* Monett: American Legion Hall, 6:30 p.m.

* Noel: Noel Elementary, 6 p.m.

* Stella: Triway Elementary, 6 p.m.

* Anderson: United Methodist Church, 6 p.m.

* Jasper: Godfrey Activity Center, 6:30 p.m.

* Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon Elementary, 6:30 p.m.

* Sarcoxie: Wildwood Elementary, 6 p.m.

Details: 417-770-6100 or bryon.haverstick@scouting.org.

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