Cub Scout Pack 71 will host a bike ride this Saturday open to youth ages 5 to 11 on Brooksville’s Good Neighbor Trail.
“We encourage you to bring your bikes, scooters or roller skates to participate,” Pack Committee Chair Emily Thomas said. “We look forward to a morning filled with fun.”
The Cub Scouts and their friends will meet at 66 Russell Street at 9 a.m. to bike a portion of the urban greenway. The youth will ride for about a mile before turning around and returning to their starting point.
Thomas said that all participants including adults will be asked to wear helmets, and the pack intends to maintain water stations should anyone get thirsty during the day. Social distancing will be practiced between cyclists, and masks will be available for those who would like them.
Meeting at Brooksville’s First United Methodist Church, Pack 71 is one of the oldest Scouting units in Hernando County and allows both boys and girls to participate in their program. Their troop, also designated 71, was founded in 1920, and they will celebrate their centennial this year.
While the pandemic has forced them to change some elements of their program, Thomas said they have been able to adapt with a series of events like the bike ride, which can be done while practicing social distancing.
“Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, our Scouts continue to live the mission,” Field Director Sharrod McCree with the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council said. “I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the Scouting movement today.”
For additional information regarding the event, Emily Thomas can be reached at (352) 345-5742 or [email protected]