Local Cub Scouts hosting join nights

The Mississippi Valley Boy Scout Council is gearing up with their local volunteers for an action-packed fall season of Scouting. Local Cub Scout Packs will soon be holding ?join nights? in their communities for new families to join scouting.

Cub Scouting is more than just an activity. It?s adventure, learning and discovery around every corner. From STEM, to exploring the outdoors, kids can be on the path to discovering their very best ?future self? and have fun doing it. Cub Scouts is for youth in grades kindergarten through fifth grade.

Cub Scouts in Henry County are taking new members and will be at the following communities at their upcoming join night:

Mt. Pleasant: Sept. 6, from 5-7 p.m. at Salem, Van Allen, Lincoln and Harlan elementary schools

Winfield and Morning Sun: Sept. 6, from 5-7 p.m. at the Winfield VFW Hall

New London and Danville: Sept. 6, from 5-7 p.m. at either New London or Danville elementary schools

Crawfordsville: Sept. 6, from 5-7 p.m. at the elementary school

Interested parties can also join scouting by going online to, visiting the local office at 3007 Flint Hills Dr. in Burlington or by calling 319-754-8413.

The Mississippi Valley Council is a local Boy Scouts of America Organization supporting youth development in the tri-state area. The Council supports more than 3,000 youth, more than 500 adult volunteers and operates two unique Scout Camps year-round. They offer programs for youth starting in kindergarten through age 20. The Cub Scout Program supports youth in grades K-5, the Boy Scout Program is for boys ages 11-17, and two leadership programs are offered for both young men and women ages 14-20: Venturing (hobby-based) and Exploring (career-based).

Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of youth and their families. The programs offer fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness.