By Tim Kowols
Pack 4140 in Brussels is home to one of the Boy Scouts’ newest programs as the organization looks to recruit youth at a younger age. The Lion Cubs program, designed for Kindergarten-aged children and their adult partner, is currently only available in 200 councils nationwide, including five serving Wisconsin youth. Pack committee chairperson Mike Verhagen says they only had one Lion Cub Scout last year because a family approached them about it and became very involved in the pack’s activities. He says it was a positive experience for both sides.
Still in the pilot stage nationally, Verhagen hopes their Lion Cub program grows in its second year when their recruitment efforts begin for the new year on August 30. You can learn more about the Lion Cub program online with this story.