Boys who will be enter first through fifth grades during the 2012-2013 school year are invited to bring their parents and siblings to an old fashioned ice cream social information session and campfire hosted by current New Canaan Cub Scouts and their families. The event will be held after dinner on Sunday, April 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the New Canaan Nature Center, 144 Oenoke Ridge and will feature a traditional Cub Scout camp fire.

The event's hosts are New Canaan Cub Scout Packs 7, 70 and 95, which generally draw from South, East and West Schools, respectively. Boys who attend area private schools are invited and encouraged to choose a pack based on their neighborhood, where they know people or where the pack meets. Cub Scouts, leaders and parents from each of the three packs will be in attendance to answer questions.

Every Cub Scout is a member of a large group called the Cub Scout pack. The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens, typically six to eight boys organized by age, that meet two to three times per month. Cub Scouts learn by doing -- camping, hiking, building, discussing, running, having fun -- through a program designed to achieve the aims of Scouting: citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness.

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If you are interested in more information on Cub Scouting, visit www.scoutparents.org/Scouting%20Basics.aspx and www.beascout.org. For questions about the April 22 event call or email Michael Reeves at 203-621-4771 or michael.reeves@alumni.duke.edu.