Scouts hold Gold Rush event for new recruits
The Cub Scout Gold Rush is the largest one-day event hosted annually by the Central North Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
More than 2,100 cubs, parents, siblings and adult leaders were registered this year to attend the big activity at Camp John J. Barnhardt. The day is organized to give Cub Scouts, especially those just recruited this fall, a sense of the excitement ahead on their entire scouting adventure.
Participating cub scout packs set up games in the large activity field, and cubs had to pay a gold nugget to play.
Nuggets were found at the stampede after the opening ceremony. They had been distributed through the recent Cub Scout Roundup and were now supplemented by mounds of painted gold rocks from the Cubs themselves.
In addition to the variety of games, boys found time for archery and BBs at the new shooting sports range and canoeing, boating or fishing at the waterfront. A hunt for real gold began at 5 p.m.
Pictures from throughout the day shown at the evening campfire reflected some tired but happy boys and many of their families enjoying a special event and time together.
The Central North Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America serves more than 11,000 young people in Anson, Cabarrus, Montgomery, Richmond, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties. Information about Scouting in Rowan County can be found at rowandistrictbsa.com or by calling 704-636-5030. The Boy Scouts is an agency of the United Way of Rowan County and is also supported by its many friends of Scouting.
Information about Scouting in Cabarrus County can be found by calling 704-729-8953 or visiting the Cabarrus Scout Store in the Cloverleaf Plaza Shopping Center in Kannapolis. The Boy Scouts is an agency of the United Way of Central Carolina and is also supported by its many friends of Scouting.