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Kindergartners get a taste of the scouting life

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Kindergartners and their families get a taste of the scouting life in Joplin today.
Local scout leaders hosted free activities at Landreth Park, including water bottle rockets, a fishing game, BB guns, archery and sling shots, all in hopes of sparking an interest in Cub Scouts, for students in 1st through 5th grade.
Nearly 100 people enjoyed the fun.
Organizers say it is a great opportunity to learn about the benefits of  scouting.
"You should come here because if you want to come to boy scouts, you can have a little taste of what you're going to do," said participant Xzontae Meeker.
"They have a much higher probability of being successful in their life, in their career, just because of the character development and the life skills, the morals and the values and the things that our program really instills in them at an early age," said Bryon Haverstick, District Director for Boy Scouts of America.
Organizers hope that today's event will encourage kids to sign up for Cub Scouts on formal recruitment day, which will be September 4th.
All children who join Cub Scouts that day will receive a free fishing pole and tackle box.
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