Cub Scouts from seven Western North Carolina counties will participate at the Shooting Sports Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 at the American Legion Post 47, 171 Legion Dr., Waynesville. This event is free to Cub Scouts, their leaders, their parents and those who want to join Cub Scouts.

The first activity for the day will be a fitness/obstacle course, where each Cub Scout will test their physical, mental and moral health while also learning about outdoor ethics.

In the afternoon, youth will hone their skills on the range, which includes learning how to properly and safely fire BB guns, bows and arrows and sling shots at targets. These activities will allow Scouts to qualify for the Shooting Sports patch and pin.

This event is being conducted by the Falling Waters District of the Daniel Boone Council, BSA. It was scheduled originally for Camp Daniel Boone, near Lake Logan, but the camp sustained recent flood damage a new location was found.

The American Legion Post 47 in Waynesville stepped in to provide an alternate site. Lunch will be provided for all attendees.

Boys and girls ages 5-10 can join Cub Scouts. Youth ages 11-17 are eligible to join Scouts BSA, where they participate in more outdoor activities such as camping with their troop.

Information is available at Families in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties can contact Brian Sullivan at 828-254-6189 or with additional questions including what Scouting Pack or Troop would be best for their youth.

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