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Local Scout troops invite area youth to join organization

Members of the Westport and Elizabethtown Cub Scout Pack 63 honored those who serve during a Fourth of July parade..

Members of the Westport and Elizabethtown Cub Scout Pack 63 honored those who serve during a Fourth of July parade.. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— The Cub Scouts of Clinton and Essex County invite community members to any of their upcoming open house events.

“We had about 1,000 kids involved in our programs last year and in the fall with school just starting, we want to let people know we’re here and they should see if Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are right for their sons,” Adirondack District Membership Chair Edward Kirby said.

Cub Scouts are an organization that is open to all boys in the first through fifth grades. Kirby said after fifth grade, the boys who become involved can stay with the program, moving onto the Boy Scouts and possibly become an Eagle Scout.

“Cub Scouting is about getting our boys to work on different things like citizenship and about how to be an important person in their town and what they can do to be a part of their community,” Kirby said.

The scouts also emphasize physical fitness, personal management and things Kirby said create a solid foundation.

To find out more about a local scout troop close by the following is a list of contacts information for local troop leaders:

Saranac: Saranac Town Hall, 3662 New York 3, contact Nancy Taylor at 492-7693 or Greg Smith at 293-7489.

Beekmantown: contact Don Tourville at 420-6618.

Ellenburg: contact Stacy Hewson at 420-7828.

Keeseville: Robyn Pray 834-7841 or Kevin Ackley at 834-2013 or visit the pack website at mypack5.org.

Mooers, Champlain, Rouses Point area: contact Rick Rivers at 236-5113.

Morrisonville: Bob Robare at 563-0030.

Peru: contact Mark Szczerbak at (732) 710-0333or Steve Cahill at 643-9210 or send an e-mail to cubscoutperu@yahoo.com.

Plattsburgh: contact Anthony Moran at 569-4926, or Mike Wagnor at 569-0845.

West Chazy: call Don Tourville at 420-6618

Westport: contact Keith Lobdell at 962-4664.

Willsboro: contact Jennifer Leibeck 963-8040.

A parent or guardian must come with their child to sign up. Fees are due at sign up. Kirby said the annual cost of $18 isn’t due till December. Members who sign up now will owe a smaller $6 fee.

For more information about the local Cub Scouts or to find a troop, call the Adirondack District Executive Ryan Lee at 727-8582 or go to www.twinriverscouncilbsa.org for more information.

Open House to be held

Cub Scout Pack 63, serving Cub Scouts from Westport and Elizabethtown, will be hosting as open house night Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Westport Town Hall and Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School. For more information, contact 962-4664.

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