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Local Cubs Scouts host events throughout the winter

WESTERN SPRINGS — Local Cub Scouts from 17 communities hosted their annual Cub Scout Polar Prowl Jan. 12 at Bemis Woods South in Western Springs.

Although short of polar weather, with no snow and warm temperatures, more than 100 Cub Scouts with more than 50 leaders and parents played field games, drank hot chocolate, ate “Scout soup” and conducted hikes and Geocache hunts, with four Geocaches found.

Next up are the Boy Scouts with the annual Klondike Derby on Feb. 2 at Camp Greene Wood in Woodridge.

Snow or no snow, there’ll be overnight winter camping and plenty of activities.  At both events, each Scout brings a can of non-cream soup, which is mixed into a large pot, heated and served.

Cub Scouts is for boys in first through fifth grades. Boy Scouts is for boys from sixth grade until their 18th birthday.

Boys with disabilities are welcome. To learn more about Scouting, visit BeAScout.org or call the Des Plaines Valley Council office at 708-354-1111.

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