The brand new 5th Brooklyn Scouts will be holding its first Open House for all interested parents and children on Wednesday, January 9, from 6-8pm at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.
The group is a charter of Baden-Powell Service Association, an alternative, community-oriented, and fully-inclusive scouting program, with no children or adults turned away. The association is volunteer-run with a strong focus on outdoor activities, community service, and the tenets of traditional scouting.
“Traditional Scouting is [...] for the most part an attempt to present Scouting as the game that was played prior to the 1960s; and following principles and practices laid down by Scouting’s founder, Robert Baden-Powell. Our aim is to promote good citizenship, discipline, self-reliance, loyalty, and useful skills.”
The scouting group includes a full range of training and proﬁciency badges for all co-ed program sections, which are divided by age: Otters (ages 5-7), Timberwolves (ages 8-10), Pathfinders (ages 11-17), and Rovers (age 18+).
The Open House will provide more information about the organization, allowing parents to ask questions and, if interested, to register on the spot. The event will also include activities for the kids.
For more questions, contact Todd Schweikert (Group Scout Master) at GroupScoutmaster@5thBrooklynScouts.org.
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture is located at 53 PPW between 1st & 2nd Streets.
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