Crestview library exhibit covers all ages of Boy Scouting

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One of Cub Scout membership’s most popular aspects is building and racing a Pinewood Derby car.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 12:58 PM.

CRESTVIEW — A local exhibit shows that scouting founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell's legacy is strong in the Crestview area, with multiple troops and packs continuing the movement he founded more than a century ago.

Through August, Crestview Public Library visitors can get a look at scouting as they view merit badges, Pinewood Derby racecar kits, caps, patches and souvenirs.

Materials cover all ages of scouting, beginning with Cub Scouts and continuing through Webelos, Boy Scouts and Venture Crew.

The Crestview area has five Boy Scout troops, five Cub Scout packs and a co-ed Venture Crew, said Unit Commissioner Rae Schwartz of the Gulf Coast Council's Choctawhatchee District.

The Cub Scouts will host School Nights when classes resume, Schwartz said. Boys will hang posters and bring home fliers announcing each elementary school's event.

"Scouting is really one of the best youth activities available in our area," Schwartz said. "You don't need to be an athlete to be a scout. If there's something you're interested in, chances are there's a merit badge available for it."

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