Cub Scout Family Fun Day

Georgetown-Ridge Farm Cub Scout Pack 203 enjoyed an afternoon of Cub Scout activities held on Saturday, September 23 at Boy Scout Camp Drake, near Catlin, IL.  

Cub Scouts and their families traveled from five different counties to enjoy shooting sports, rocket launching, and more. 

For many of the boys and their families, the Cub Scout Family Fun Day was an introduction to the activities of the Boy Scouts of America. The event was planned to provide fun and challenging activity in a family friendly setting.  

Camp Drake has been providing a great location for outdoor skills development for over 85 years.

For the Cub Scouts who like to drive, the Camp Drake pedal cars provided a few laps around the dirt track.  The archery and BB gun ranges were the most popular spots for the Cub Scout marksmen.  

Instructors provided safety lessons for the shooting sports skills, and then Cub Scouts and family members tested their keen eye on the target.  

A bonus event this year allowed Cubs to blast off their own model rocket.  Every new Cub Scout in the Prairielands Council in 2017 will receive a free model rocket to build and launch.  Boys in grades K-5 can join Georgetown-Ridge Farm Cub Scout Pack 203 at any time.

For more information, visit the Prairielands Council website at   or call (800) 464-7291.  

For GRF Cub Scout Pack 203 related questions or to join call (217) 822-2622.


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