Thursday, the Buffalo Trace Council of the Boy Scouts of America will host its annual Exceptional Needs Field Day.
The event, held at the Eykamp Scout Center from 9:30 a.m until 1:00 p.m., is for students in the Exceptional Needs Scouting program within EVSC and Warrick County School Corporation.
The field day will feature various activities including horseback rides, bottle rockets, STEM science, pet visits by Pet Food Center, nutrition education from Deaconess Riley Children’s Services, inflatables, a Pinewood Derby race, a visit from the Thunderbolts mascot with hockey shoot inflatable, Evansville Otters mascot visit, Hadi Shrine Funsters, shooting sports, police department visits and more.
The Exceptional Needs program allows special needs youth the opportunity to participate in Scouting-themed activities in the classroom during the school year.
Each student earns patches for effort and task completion during that time.
The Boy Scouts of America offers adventure opportunities for all age groups.
Scouting’s goal is to bring the nation’s foremost program of leadership, personal development and growth to as many young people in Southeastern Illinois and Southwestern Indiana as possible.
Scouting has a proven track record of providing strong leadership skills, encouraging a higher standard of academic achievement and creating stronger ties to the community for its members.
Youth can register anytime throughout the year by clicking here.
(This story was originally published on April 26, 2018)