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Contact: Philip Seibert
Telephone: (423) 336-9919
FAX: (423) 336-6047
E-mail: PhilSeib@concentric.net

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CUB SCOUTS “BUILD” SKILLS

(Athens, TN, July 10, 2004) — Cub Scouts from McMinn, Meigs and Monroe counties gathered at the 2004 Cubstruction Day Camp in June at the Layman Farm in Athens. Following the construction theme, the scouts were treated to five days of building projects and learning about all the things that go into building a house.

Volunteer leaders from all over the region gave their time and donated materials to make the week a great success. “We couldn’t do this without the gracious help of our adult leaders and volunteers.” said District Commissioner Leona Layman. “We encourage people to give back to the community and volunteering as a Scout Leader is a great way for some folks to share their interests and skills with the boys that really need it. Even if you don’t have a scouting-aged son, we’d still like you to consider helping” adds Layman. Anyone interested in volunteering as an adult leader should contact Layman at Crafter’s Closet, 513 W Madison Ave, Athens (423) 745-9307.

Construction professionals demonstrated their “tools of the trade” and the boys honed their skills with some hands-on carpentry and plumbing lessons. “I had a great time.” said Brent Firestone, a Cub Scout from Calhoun. “It was really fun to play with all the tools.”

However, the week was not just learning. There were “just fun” activities for every taste. Wheelbarrow races, water balloon tossing, a construction obstacle course and even BB gun and archery ranges gave the scouts a truly memorable week of summertime fun. The Cub Scout Day Camp is an annual event during the summertime for scouts who are too young to participate in resident, or overnight, camps. Scouts are dropped off by parents each morning and picked up each afternoon, so they get to spend the day with friends and still sleep at home each night.

Cub Scouting is open to all boys ages 6-10. Cub Scout packs meet throughout the year in local neighborhoods, providing a safe, structured way to learn skills and to just have fun. McMinn, Meigs, and Monroe counties make up the Unaka District of the Great Smokey Mountains Council. Boys interested in joining Cub Scouting should contact Rob Preston at (423) 744-8723.

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