Troop 868 in Action
Bullitt County KidsFest
(March 12, 2011)
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Troop 868 has been involved in the annual Bullitt County KidsFest program since it's beginning.  The troop assists each year with anything the directors of the event want us to do, from assisting vendors with setup, wearing character costumes, passing out "goodie bags" at the door, to emptying trash cans and sweeping the floors at the end of the day.  This year's show was one of the best-attended in recent years.  A group of Shriners wanted to give away stuffed elephants, but they were afraid of passing them out still in the plastic shipping bags, so one of our jobs this year was unpacking and unwrapping thousands of stuffed animals.

KidsFest is targetted at elementary-aged children, so our sister unit, Cub Scout Pack 868, staffs an information booth about Scouting.  The Boy Scouts participate in the show as a community service project.  We always have a good time helping out and the event provides get public awareness about our unit and Scouting in general.

Nick and Tyler unbagged stuffed elephants.  All the boxes in the background contained stuffed elephants needed to be unpacked. Toby was stationed at the doorway where he helped to hand out the elephants.
Boy Scouts Adam and Nicholas (photo at left) and Preston (photo at right) help to pass out plastic bags at the front door as folks arrive.  The people will use the bags to hold all the give-away items they will collect from the various booths as they walk around inside the main hall.
Cub Scouts James, Tyler, and Thomas passed out information sheets about Cub Scouting to KidsFest visitors. Cub Scouts Zach, Hunter, and Kenneth worked a different shift supervised by Mr. Mattingly and Cubmaster Steven Frank.
After his shift working in the Pack's information booth was over, James got to walk around the show and try out a craft project (above left) and pose with an Abraham Lincoln look-alike (above right).