Decatur, IL -(Effingham Radio)- An exciting era is beginning at Lincoln Trails Council Scouting as girls may now join Cub Scouts. Boys and girls entering Kindergarten through 5th grade can now enjoy the fun and learning opportunities Scouting offers. All Scouts can earn any of the awards, ranks, and honors offered in Cub Scouts. Cub Scouts is about having fun while learning new things like first aid, teamwork, leadership skills, and appreciating the outdoors. Each level of Cub Scouts is age specific and designed to provide experiences to help youth grow both mentally and physically.
Actually, girls are not new to Scouting programs. Girls age 14 through 20 have long been active in Scouting through the Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Exploring programs. These programs are designed, through increased leadership opportunities, to provide hands-on experiences to help youth grow and mature.
For more information about Family Scouting, visit LincolnTrailsCouncil.org. In Macon county contact Matt Kaufman at Matt.Kaufman@scouting.org or call 217-521-3059.
For Coles, Edgar, Clark, Crawford, Jasper or Cumberland counties contact Valerie Green at Valerie.Green@scouting.org or call 217-620-7205.
In Moultrie, Shelby, Fayette, Effingham counties and in Assumption, Pana, Millersville or Rosamond in Christian county contact Tricia Briggerman at Tricia.Briggerman@scouting.org or call 217-620-0772.
The Mission of the BSA is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Lincoln Trails Council offers Scouting to all youth in 12 counties of central and southcentral Illinois empowering youth with choice, opportunity and leadership.