Jack Fountain (right) shows Slater Beese a Pinewood Derby car while telling him how to become a Pack 14 Tiger Cub during the Aug. 19 Cub Scout recruitment session at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary. (Submitted photo)
Cub Scout recruitment, which formally ended last week, saw a 27 percent increase over last year in the number of boys who signed up to join the scouting program.
Jeremy Whitmore, scout executive for Pushmataha Area Council, attributes the increase to publicity measures that were taken this year to inform every boy about scouting.
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