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Brian Ikard, 6, of New Canaan, gets his first taste of scouting at the annual ice cream social hosted by Cub Scout Troop 70, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Conn.

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Volunteer Caroline Etheridge, 11, left, and Pryor Gilbert, 11, of New Canaan, help with the ice cream at the annual ice cream social hosted by Cub Scout Troop 70, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Mark's

Volunteer Caroline Etheridge, 11, left, and Pryor Gilbert, 11, of New Canaan, help with the ice cream at the annual ice cream social hosted by Cub Scout Troop 70, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Conn.

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Elena Case of New Canaan models a new scout shirt on her son, Jonathan, 8, at the annual ice cream social hosted by Cub Scout Troop 70, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan,

Elena Case of New Canaan models a new scout shirt on her son, Jonathan, 8, at the annual ice cream social hosted by Cub Scout Troop 70, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Conn.

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Boy Scout Henry Stimpson, 11, of New Canaan, serves up the treats at the annual ice cream social hosted by Cub Scout Troop 70, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Conn.

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New recruits are led in a game by Boy Scout Ike Morales, 12, of New Canaan, at the annual ice cream social hosted by Cub Scout Troop 70, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan,

New recruits are led in a game by Boy Scout Ike Morales, 12, of New Canaan, at the annual ice cream social hosted by Cub Scout Troop 70, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Conn.

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Lion Den Leader Melanie Keene answers questions for Augie Vonziegesar, 5, of New Canaan, and his dad, Alex, at the annual ice cream social hosted by Cub Scout Troop 70, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Mark's

Lion Den Leader Melanie Keene answers questions for Augie Vonziegesar, 5, of New Canaan, and his dad, Alex, at the annual ice cream social hosted by Cub Scout Troop 70, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Conn.

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Nate Carr, 9, of New Canaan, hangs out at the annual ice cream social hosted by Cub Scout Troop 70, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Conn.

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Nathan Trepanier, 12, of New Canaan, looks over the popcorn sale table at the annual ice cream social hosted by Cub Scout Troop 70, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Conn.

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Pack 70 Cub Master Steve Prostor demonstrates the scout sign at the annual ice cream social hosted by Cub Scout Troop 70, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Conn.

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Robert Houle of New Canaan gives his son, Matthew, 7, his scouting I.D. card at the annual ice cream social hosted by Cub Scout Troop 70, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan,

Robert Houle of New Canaan gives his son, Matthew, 7, his scouting I.D. card at the annual ice cream social hosted by Cub Scout Troop 70, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Conn.

NEW CANAAN — With games, dessert, and a bit of rain, Cub Scout Pack 70 welcomed some new recruits into the fold Saturday afternoon at its annual ice cream social at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

It was a fun time, where parents got information on scouting and young kids played games and learned some of the first tenets of the program from the older ones.

“We have about 65 returning scouts from last year, first through fifth grade,” explained Cub Master Steve Prostor. “We’re the largest Cub Scout pack in New Canaan.”

For the first time this year girls are also being encouraged to join, with a few already signed up to participate in town.

Prostor said a meeting is scheduled at the Church of Latter-Day Saints the evening of Sept. 17 for parents and kids to learn more about the new policies and how all kids are now welcome to participate in scouting.