Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts now looking for new youth members

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Three Hundred Thirty. That’s how many Cub and Boy Scouts there are in the Central Wyoming region, including a Police Post of Cadets in Riverton. But not all of the scouts are boys.

He said the Cub Scout Program is for boys ages 7 to 11, Boy Scouts are for those 11 to 15 years old, and Venture Scouting, a relatively new program, is for both boys and girls from 15 to 21 years of age.

“We’re building boys into young men” said Jamie Freeman, the District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America at a recent Lander Rotary Club meeting, saying that information about scouting would be presented early this fall to elementary school students throughout the county. “Scouting is growing in Wyoming and boys have a lot of options out there. What many don’t realize is that scouting encompasses a wide area of interests these days, including technology,” he said. “Our Venture Scouting program is really well suited for Lander, it’s all about outdoor leadership.”

Freeman said the Boy Scout Camp supported by the local district, Camp Buffalo Bill, is situated right outside of the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park and has recently been renovated with new archery and rifle ranges, with housing and central services areas remodeled and upgraed. “It was so busy this past summer we had to add a week to the schedule,” he said.