Getting kids involved and experiencing new activities...an end of Summer event focuses on fun and family.
Catapults, archery, and water rockets are just some of the fun activities offered by the Covered Wagon District 9 Scouting program in Kearney.
This "Back to School Bash" offers kids a chance to see what scouts do, and also helps answer any questions parents may have about Scouting.
While recruiting is a factor, the main theme for Saturday is family.
"I think the importance really is it just to give parents and families this opportunity to do activities together," said Sr. District Executive Erik Karre. "In this day and age, there's so many things that vie for kids' time and a lot of those things don't involve working together as a family, and for us we think it's a great opportunity for a family to come out, do an activity as a family, and just bond together now that the school year is started again."
Nine scouting troops offered activities for kids of all ages at the "Back2School Bash". It's the first year for the event.