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Recruitment event raises scout enrollment

October 17, 2014

The Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s first-ever Rocket Into Scouting event for young boys and their parents on Sept. 18, brought a 43 percent increase in Cub Scout participation from 2013 totals.

Rocket Into Scouting engaged 4,143 K-5th grade boys at over 700 elementary schools in 25 Minnesota and Western counties. The night marked the largest Cub Scout recruitment event of the year.

“Cub Scout programs have evolved to meet the needs of kids and families with focus on authentic experiences and adventures through ropes courses, camping trips and more to balance the technology-heavy world we live in,” said Dan Segersin, Northern Star Council Volunteer Membership Chair.