Cub Scout outings offered throughout the coming year


Cub Scouts who are part of the Hoosier Trails Council in south central Indiana have many activities and campouts to look forward to through next summer.

Many of those events will take place at the Maumee Scout Reservation in the Norman area in the far northwestern part of Jackson County.

There are two Cub Scout packs in Jackson County. Both packs — 526 and 529 — are based in Seymour and are looking for new members.

“It’s not too late to sign up for Cub Scouts for the upcoming year of programming,” Mary Lou Siefker, a pack leader in Seymour, said.

On Sept. 17 and 18, the Scout Shoot-O-Ree will be held at Maumee. The event is open to registered Cub Scouts and their Cub Scout-age siblings.

During the Shoot-O-Ree, Scouts may participate in a variety of shooting sports-themed activities, including archery, BB guns and slingshots.

Check-in for the Shoot-O-Ree will be at 8:30 a.m. Activities begin at 9 a.m. and will continue through 4 p.m. Sept. 17. Scouts who stay overnight will have breakfast and attend a chapel service before heading home.

Scouts also have an option to camp overnight to explore more of the scout reservation at 12975 W. County Road 925N and participate in a campfire.

Scouts in fourth and fifth grades will have another opportunity to camp overnight during the Webelos Challenge on Oct. 8 and 9 at Maumee. Scouts will travel to activity areas across the campgrounds to learn and practice scouting skills.

Cub Scouts also have an opportunity to participate in STEM-related activities at the Cub Scout STEM-O-Ree on Feb. 18, 2023. It will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ivy Tech Community College, 200 Daniels Way, Bloomington.

While there, Scouts may learn more about computers, design, physics, science, astronomy, mathematics, engineering, robotics and more.

To get ready for next summer, the Cub-O-Ree Adventure will take place May 6 and 7 at Maumee.

At this event, Scouts can participate in campfires and sleep under the stars in the Hoosier National Forest. Other activities include archery, games, crafts, nature hikes, boating, fishing, swimming, campfire program, stargazing and more.

A Webelos Resident Camp also is planned for July 6 to 9. This event is similar to a Boy Scouts summer camp experience. All program areas will be open at Maumee, and Scouts can fish, swim, sport shoot, learn Scout crafts and participate in STEM activities. Cub Scouts also will learn how to advance to the Scout rank.

All Cub Scout events are scheduled to happen, rain or shine.

Full descriptions of events and registration details may be found at under the “Calendar” tab.

For information about Cub Scout packs 526 and 529, call Siefker at 812-343-4242.

Both packs meet on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Pack 526 meets at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, 311 S. Jackson Park Drive, Seymour, while Pack 529 meets at First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Third St., Seymour.

Hoosier Trails Council is a Boy Scouts of America organization that covers 18 counties in Indiana, including Jackson County.

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