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Hundreds of families turnout to learn about the Cub Scouts

The event featured eight of the Quincy Cub Scout packs along with an inflatable bb gun range, archery range, and jump house in the K-Mart parking lot.

Hundreds of families across Adams County gathered Thursday night in Quincy to learn how their child could get involved with the Cub Scouts.

The event featured eight of the Quincy Cub Scout packs along with an inflatable bb gun range, archery range, and jump house in the K-Mart parking lot.

This was a first time event for the Mississippi Valley Council and the first time both boys and girls could sign up for the cub scouts.

Cub Scout Jackson Baumgartner said he loves scouting and hopes events like tonight happen more often.

"I like to be honest and trust worthy," Baumgartner explained. "Tonight I got to make s'mores and got to be in the bouncy house, eat pizza, and shoot bow and arrows."

If you missed your chance to attend but would like your child to join the scouts, just click here to be taken to the Mississippi Valley Council's website for contact information.

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

The Mississippi Valley Council offers program to young men and women in 13 counties in the Illinois, Iowa, Missouri Tri-State area serves more than 2,700 youth and is a United Way Partnering agency.

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