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Published June 21. 2012 05:01PM

Join Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts is for boys who are 11 years old, or who have completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old, but not yet 18 years old. Boy Scouts learn everything from rock climbing, fishing, cooking, first aid, emergency preparedness, wilderness survival skills, plumbing, electricity, personal management, learn leadership skills, respect for others, and how important the community is, as well as family and much more. They are taught and instructed how to be good, strong leaders for the future.

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The goal of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

Boy Scout Troop 101 is sponsored by Salem United Church of Christ in Gilbert, behind the Turkey Hill on Route 209. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. Those interested in Boy Scouts may contact Greg Gill at (570) 992-8053 or Jeff Lorah at (610) 895-4083.

Salem St. Paul's VBS

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Kresgeville is having Vacation Bible School starting Sunday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m. after their worship service and continuing Monday to Thursday, June 25-28, in the evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

It is open to all children preschool through grade 6. Please call the church office to register at (610) 681-5191.

Cornerstone Community Church

Register now for SonRise National Park Vacation Bible School at Cornerstone Community Church where it's going to be a cool summer.

Children attending will "Come to the place where the sun never sets and the eagles fly and touch the sky. Board your sea plane for a thrilling wilderness adventure to SonRise National Park. Back pack to Bear Country and follow the trail to Glacier Bay where your compass will direct you to crafts, games, stories and songs. Kayak to Blueberry Meadow Cafe for some yummy snacks and treats."

Children from 4 years old to beginning sixth grade in the fall are invited to register now "for your cool life changing adventure."

VBS is free and will run from 5:30-8:30 July 8-12. The closing program will begin at 7:30 p.m. July 13.

Visit or call the church at (610) 681-3534 to register. Cornerstone Community Church is located next to the Pleasant Valley Elementary School. From Route 209 in Kresgeville, turn north at the light onto Burger Hollow Road, and turn left onto Polk Twp. Road.


Salem UCC will hold Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20. The theme this year is Babylon Daniel's Courage in Captivity. Ages 3 and up are invited to attend. Parents also are welcome. Children under 3 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Those attending are invited to arrive early for a light dinner before the adventure begins. Call the church office to register or for more information at (610) 681-4733. The church is located at Route 209 and Gilbert Road in Gilbert.

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