Boy Scouts welcoming new members

The pandemic has taken its toll on plenty of organizations and functions in the past year, including the participating numbers in the Boy Scouts.

In an effort to change that, Pack 301 of Gulfport held a round up event earlier this evening to recruit young boys from kindergarten to fifth grade to join.

While the pandemic forced Pack 301 to suspend meetings and events temporarily over the summer, scouts are now able to gather in small groups and participate in activities and adventures again.

Some of these adventures include archery, forestry, and camping. Pack 301 Cub Master Bill Peleaz said, “The kids still need something to do and with this situation that we have right now with the pandemic and the COVID, we still feel like we can offer them some choices, some things to do, and some places to go and get out of the house and still make it safe for them to do it as well.”

Life Scout Conner McClendon said, “I’ve gotten many good friends through this. And you’ll never find better people to be around. It’s always people trying to help you, people trying to better you as a person.”

For further information on how to join the Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops in Gulfport you can go to

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