Cub Scouts to participate in annual Freeze Out

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Hundreds of area Cub Scouts will come together on Jan. 27 starting at 8:45 a.m. for competitions of bravery, skill and problem solving in the Spirit of Scouting and good sportsmanship to the theme of “Winter Scout Games” at Great Trail Council’s Camp Stambaugh in Canfield.

Cub Scouts are currently boys 6-10 years-old in small groups called dens, which are part of a larger group called Packs.

Cub Scouts come out with their local pack leaders, parents and siblings for either a morning or afternoon session of shooting sports, crafts, games of skills, games of bravery, Scouting knowledge and skills, campfire entertainment and more. Some Cub Scouts and their Packs even experience the thrill of cabin camping in the winter and stay overnight in the rustic cabins of Camp Stambaugh to enjoy s’mores, games (and the potential of sledding) with their Scout friends after the event is over.

“Freeze Out is an annual fun, district event bringing all Cub Scouts together to enjoy a Cub Scout-focused winter event. The program reinforces Cub Scout program values, procedures, methods and skills,” said Steph Kelly, the Whispering Pines Freeze Out Program Chair.

Making the day possible are local area Boy Scouts and leaders from Boy Scout Troops throughout the district. The Boy Scouts serve as youth leaders running stations and helping their younger counterparts learn, do and have fun in Scouting.

The Whispering Pines District serves families in Mahoning County and Hubbard, and is a part of the Great Trail Council Boy Scouts of America.

If you would like to join Scouting or just require more information, call the Great Trail Council Scout office at 330-773-0415, visit or contact John Brkic, District Executive, via e-mail at

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