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.