LUMBERTON - As school kicks into gear and football season heats up, free time for families becomes precious. It is one of the issues a local Boy Scout recruiter faces.
Casie Harris has been searching for scouts for years with the Boy Scouts of America Three Rivers Council in southeast and east Texas.
From a pool of candidates, only a fraction say "yes."
She penned this Facebook post to express her passion for the Boy Scout program and why your son should join.
It has gotten a lot of attention.
"Scouting doesn't take away from anything else,” said Harris.
Instead, it adds. Like it does for Lumberton High School band member Ethan Rascoe.
“This summer we're going to a high-adventure camp,” said Rascoe. “We're going to be going to Minnesota in a hundred-mile canoe ride."
His Cub Scout brother raves about the program, too.
"It's really fun,” said Hagan Rascoe. “You get to go on hikes. You get to camp for two days."
If scouting conflicts with activities and you cannot make it to meetings, Harris said you will not be kicked out.
She also said the most important trait learned is leadership, along with Scout Law.
To join, Harris said you pay a nominal $25 fee. Visit beascout.org to sign up.
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