Troops, packs hold Scout Super Sign Up

| August 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
Prospective and current Girl Scouts gather to get more information and decorate gardening pots during the third Annual Super Scout Sign Up, a recruiting event for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boys Scouts and Venture Scouts, at the Scout Hut, Schofield Barracks, Aug. 10.

Prospective and current Girl Scouts gather to get more information and decorate gardening pots during the third Annual Super Scout Sign Up, a recruiting event for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boys Scouts and Venture Scouts, at the Scout Hut, Schofield Barracks, Aug. 10.

Story and Photo by
Frank Godek Jr.
Boy Scout Troop 176

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — About 120 youth stopped by for an afternoon of fun activities at the Scout Hut, here, Aug. 10.

They came for the third Annual Super Scout Sign Up, a recruiting event for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boys Scouts and Venture Scouts.

Prospective Scouts could meet current Scouts and participate in hands-on activities.

The Girl Scouts had a make-and-take seed planting activity called “Planting the Seeds of Friendship.”

The Cub Scouts set up a traditional “rain gutter regatta” race so competitors could race small breath-powered sailboats down rain gutters.

The Boy Scouts set up a full campsite, complete with a campfire so participants could make s’mores.

“The event was well planned, well thought out and the turn out was great,” said Mike Costa, assistant scoutmaster with Wheeler Army Airfield Boy Scout Troop 176.

“The event was great,” said Ellen Petry, service unit manager, Kolekole Girl Scouts, Schofield Barracks. “Lots of new Girl Scouts signed up, and lots of new Girl Scout leaders have come forward. Our meetings will start in September, and we will remain active in recruiting girls and adults. It’s not too late to join.”

Scouting is an activity that holds particular significance for military families because of the values that the programs help to develop, and Scouting is a constant wherever military families move. The organization can be a benefit to a youth who might have to move every three years and have everything from school, church and environment change.

Petry started the Super Scout Sign Up in 2008. Each time she held a recruitment for the Schofield and Wheeler Girl Scout troops, she would be asked if she had information about Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops. Petry contacted Scout leaders from all of the Schofield/Wheeler Scout units and suggested they hold a Super Scout Sign Up at the Scout Hut.

Schofield Barracks and WAAF Scouting program

The following is a listing of community Scout troops and contacts:

 

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