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Adults needed to help with Scouting at rec center in Hagerstown

October 29, 2007|By JANET HEIM

Calling all adults interested in Scouting.

A Cub Scout pack is being formed at Memorial Recreation Center on North Avenue and adults are needed to serve as den leaders, Cub masters and committee leaders.

"We're looking for adults who are willing to put out a little extra effort to help boys enjoy one of America's greatest pastimes - Scouting," said Scott Paddack, senior district executive for the Mason-Dixon Council of Boy Scouts of America. "It could be grandparents who have some free time and want to make a difference to the kids."

Paddack said he's especially looking for adult males who are willing to be role models. Adults can be involved in Scouting now or can be trained.

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It is not necessary to live in the neighborhood near Memorial Recreation Center to volunteer, Paddack said.

Paddack said the Mason-Dixon Council is working with Tameika Kutrell, program counselor at Memorial Rec, who want to start a Cub Scout program there. A Scouting program for girls exists at the center.

Kutrell said she wants a program for boys that teaches self-respect and respect for others.

"I want them to grow up to be leaders, not followers," Kutrell said.

Paddack said the council has been trying to start a Cub pack in the neighborhood for about 10 years, but lacked the adult involvement necessary.

With enough volunteers, the program could begin almost immediately, Paddack said.

"We're volunteer-based. We need manpower to make it succeed," Paddack said.

An informational meeting for adult volunteers and parents interested in a Scouting program for their sons will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Memorial Rec Center. For more information, call Kutrell at Memorial Rec at 301-790-0203 or Paddack at the Mason-Dixon Council at 301-739-1211.




If you go



What: Informational meeting for adult volunteers interested in Scouting

When: Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Where: Memorial Recreation Center, 109 W. North Ave., Hagerstown

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