Greenwich Cub Scout “Turkey Shoot” hits the mark

Jessica Reid Cub Scout James Doundoulakis of Pack 35 enjoys archery at the annual Greenwich Scouting “Turkey Shoot” event.

Jessica Reid
Cub Scout James Doundoulakis of Pack 35 enjoys archery at the annual Greenwich Scouting “Turkey Shoot” event.

Continuing with the Greenwich Scouting November tradition, 100 Cub Scouts exercised their mind and bodies at the 2014 “Turkey Shoot” event at Seton Scout Reservation.

Working on developing a steady hand, a good eye and a disciplined mind, the event included archery, BBs, Sling Shots, Flag Football, Basketball and a lanyard craft activity. Even in the cold, wet weather the Turkey Shoot was one of the highlights of the Scouting year again, and as always no turkeys were harmed.

The Greenwich Cub Scout “Turkey Shoot” is an annual event that provides boys in first through fifth grade an opportunity to learn new shooting skills or to practice the shooting skills they’ve been working on throughout their Cub Scouting experience. At the Camp Seton archery and BB ranges trained volunteers provided a safety talk and participating boys had the opportunity to earn belt loops for those stations. There are over 50 different belt loops that Cub Scouts can earn throughout the Cub Scouting journey, which ultimately helps fulfill the aims of scouting — building character, developing citizenship and encouraging mental and physical fitness.

Adventure, leadership, service and learning, especially in the outdoors, have remained essential to the Greenwich Scouting experience since its inception in 1912. Nearly 2,000 local youth participate in fun programs, like the “Turkey Shoot,” run by 300 dedicated volunteers, all of which help prepare local boys and girls for life. With over 18 partnering organizations and Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, venturing and exploring opportunities in Greenwich, there’s never been a better time to join the Scouting community.

Visit GreenwichScouting.org for additional information.

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