Troop 868 in Action

Bullitt County KidsFest

(March 10, 2012)

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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.  This year we arrived 2 hours before the doors show started to help vendors carry in their supplies and assist with last-minute setup jobs.  When the doors opened, our scouts were stationed at the entrance passing out empty "goodie bags" for folks to fill with the pens, pencils, brochures, and other do-dads that the vendors would be giving away.  Scouts also circulated throughout the exhibit hall picking up trash and cleaning up spilled popcorn or soft drinks.  When the show was over, Troop 868 scouts hung around to gather and carry out enough garbage to fill two dumpsters, swept the floors, and assisted with other take-down and clean-up tasks.

KidsFest is a major community event and being part of it is good visibility for our Troop and for our sister unit, Cub Scout Pack 868.  While the Boy Scouts were busy working, Cub Scouts and their parents manned an information table about Scouting and talked with interested parents.

Troop 868 Scouts Tristan and Brixton shoo Nicholas away from their work area in the lobby at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. Nicholas passed out stickers to guests as they entered.  Brixton and Assistant Scoutmaster Waldo Guzman can be seen in the background.
Pack 868 Cub Scouts Dallas, James, and Josh stood ready with flyers about Scouting in their hands in front of our information table.  Pack moms were there to supervise and answer questions. Cody took a short break on an outside bench after several hours of work. 
Cub Scouts Connor enjoyed trying out the driver's seat in a large military vehicle brought in by the U.S. Army from Fort Knox. Cub Scouts Dennis and Boy Scout Gavin found time after lunch for a quick game of basketball with some other boys.
Boy Scout Preston talked with a dad about getting his son into Scouting. Once the show was over, Troop 868 Boy Scouts went to work carryng out the trash and sweeping the exhibit hall.