Back-to-school time also is the customary time for boys to join Cub Scouts.
During September, local Cub Scout Packs in Mahoning County and Hubbard are hosting recruitment nights, called Round-Ups, to give boys a taste of the adventure Scouting offers.
Whispering Pines District, Greater Western Reserve Council of the Boy Scouts of America, invites boys who are in first through fifth grades (ages 6 to 10) and their families to the following Round-Ups:
Pack 184, St. Joseph Church, 4545 New Road, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Contact: Christy DeBaldo, 330-793-2305.
Pack 27, Boardman United Methodist Church, 6805 Market St., 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17, Contact: Michelle Billiter, 330-720-8537.
Pack 114, St. Charles School Cafeteria, 7325 Westview Drive, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9. Contact: Laura Blasko, 330-502-6074.
Pack 25 of Canfield United Methodist Church, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Camp Stambaugh, Brown Pavilion, 6371 Leffingwell Road. Contact: Steph Kelly, 330-550-0584.
Pack 115, St. Michael Church, 300 N. Broad St., 6 p.m Sept. 11. Contact: Dave Hrina, 330-550-1424.
Pack 70, Deerfield United Methodist Church, 1483 state Route 225, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Contact: Jamie Fields, 330-249-1450.
Ellsworth Berlin Center
Pack 32, Ellsworth Presbyterian Church, 11171 Akron Canfield Road, 7 p.m. Sept. 16. Contact: Heather Sharo, 330-770-4952.
Pack 100, First United Methodist Church, 48 Church St., 3 p.m. Sept. 22. Contact: Grace Cassidy, 330-272-1411.
New Springfield New Middletown
Pack 119, Springfield Elementary School, 11333 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road, 6 p.m. Sept. 23. Contact: Lynn Seymour, 330-423-5952.
Pack 105, First Federated Church, 10786 Mahoning Ave., 6 p.m. Sept. 30. Contact: Jim Pittman, 330-301-0799.
North Lima Greenford
Pack 116, Paradise United Church of Christ, 10020 New Buffalo Road, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Contact: Ken Kuzior, 330-503-2106.
Pack 2, Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman-Poland Road, 6 p.m. Sept. 24. Contact: Ken Adams, 330-540-1298.
Pack 44, Poland Presbyterian Church, 2 Poland Manor, 6 p.m. Sept. 30. Contact: John Whittinger, 330-757-2172.
Pack 101, Struthers Presbyterian Church, 110 Poland Ave., 6:30 p.m., Sept. 17. Contact: Brian Broz, 330-717-5527.
Pack 22, St. Christine Catholic School, 3125 S. Schenley Ave., 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Contact: Chuck Shasho, 330-509-0062.
Pack 54, Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1951 Mathews Road, 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Contact: Karen Arnaut, 330-502-2211.
A boy can join the Cub Scouts at any time. For more information, visit the website www.beascout.org or the Greater Western Reserve Boy Scout Council website at www.bsa-gwrc.org.
For all the programs of the Boy Scouts in Mahoning County and Hubbard, contact Preston Cockrell, district executive of Whispering Pines District, at 330-898-8474, ext. 15, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.