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District-Wide Scouting Event in Farmington Hills Gives Boys Another Chance to Sign Up

Organizers say parents will learn more about the benefits of scouting, while boys play with a Pinewood Derby set-up.

Each fall, every Farmington-area elementary school hosts a night for families to learn the benefits of Cub Scouting. 

This year, those who couldn't make their local event have a second chance to sign up at the first-ever district-wide "Join Scouts Night", held 7 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church of Farmington. Organizer Connie Knie said parents will hear more about the benefits of Scouting, while the boys have some fun learning about the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. 

"We will have a representative from each Pack at a table," she said, so parents can meet the leaders from their home school. 

Knie's three sons, now grown, were all Scouts, and her daughter is now active in Venture Crew 179, a Boy Scouts of America program for any young person age 14 to 20. 

"I think the biggest thing (Scouting) taught them is to look outside themselves," she said, "to not only succeed, but make sure everyone around them has an opportunity for success." 

Knie said the Cub Scouts start out spending a lot of time on character development, with a different theme each month. "We highly encourage kids to stay in the program," she said. 

Registration is not required for the Thursday event. For more information, write to Knie at cknie23100@yahoo.com

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