SOMERVILLE, NJ - Local Boy Scout troops will host a recruitment event Wednesday night at the Somerville Middle School, 51 W. High St. from 7-8:30 p.m.

It is the first of several planned recruitment meetings throughout Somerset County planned this fall.

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character, training them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness. For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has helped build future leaders by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.

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Scouting is a year-round program uniquely designed to meet the needs of boys and their families. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development and physical fitness. Family involvement is an essential part of the program, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in making the most of the short time they have to impact the lives of their children.

The Boy Scouts of America relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, nearly 1.2 million adults provide leadership and mentoring to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.

Recruitment themes vary including STEM programs, outdoor activities and single-engine rocket launches.

For more information or questions please contact Javier Juarez at Javier.Juarez@scouting.org.