Bullseye! Greenwich Cub Scout “Turkey Shoot” Hits the Mark

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Cub Scout Bryce Atkins of Pack 35 enjoys archery at the annual Greenwich Scouting “Turkey Shoot” event. Contributed photo courtesy Jessica Reid

Continuing with the Greenwich Scouting November tradition, 100 Cub Scouts exercised their mind and bodies at the 2014 “Turkey Shoot” event at Seton Scout Reservation.

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Peter, Nicholas and George Vomvolakis of Cub Scout Pack 23 hold up the 2014 Greenwich Scouting “Turkey Shoot” patch. Contributed photo courtesy of Jessica Reid.

Working on developing a steady hand, a good eye, and a disciplined mind, the event included archery, BBs, Sling Shots, Flag Football, Basketball and a lanyard craft activity.  Even in the cold, wet weather the “Turkey Shoot” was one of the highlights of the Scouting year again, and as always no turkeys were harmed!

The Greenwich Cub Scout “Turkey Shoot” is a fun annual event that provides boys in 1st through 5th grade an opportunity to learn new shooting skills or to practice the shooting skills they’ve been working on throughout their Cub Scouting experience.


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Basketball was a new station at the Greenwich Scouting “Turkey Shoot” event this year. Cub Scouts Shepherd Radzin of Pack 35 with Frank Skibo and Doyle Zisson of Pack 37 take a break from shooting hoops. Contributed photo courtesy of Jessica Reid

At the Camp Seton archery and BB ranges trained volunteers provided a safety talk and participating boys had the opportunity to earn belt loops for those stations.  There are over 50 different belt loops that Cub Scouts can earn throughout the Cub Scouting journey, which ultimately helps fulfill the aims of Scouting—building character, developing citizenship, and encouraging mental and physical fitness.

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At the 2014 Greenwich Scouting “Turkey Shoot”, Cub Scout James Buck of Pack 35 practices his slingshot skills. Contributed photo, Jessica Reid

Adventure, leadership, service and learning, especially in the outdoors, have remained essential to the Greenwich Scouting experience since its inception in 1912.  Nearly 2,000 local youth participate in fun programs, like the “Turkey Shoot,” run by 300 dedicated volunteers, all of which help prepare local boys and girls for life.

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At the 2014 Greenwich Scouting “Turkey Shoot”, Cub Scout James Buck of Pack 35 practices his slingshot skills. Contributed photo Jessica Reid

With over 18 partnering organizations and Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing and Exploring opportunities in Greenwich, Connecticut, there’s never been a better time to join the Scouting community.  Visit www.GreenwichScouting.org for additional information.

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For the Greenwich Scouting “Turkey Shoot” event Cub Scouts enjoyed playing flag football at one of the activity stations. Contributed photo Jessica Reid

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