Cub Scout lock-in returns

Eleven-year-old Todd Keifer of Superior takes aim as he and
other cub scouts from Pack 97 try out their archery skills
during the Webelos lock-in Saturday night at the Hastings
Family YMCA.

After several years on hiatus, a group of Scout volunteers has brought back the annual Webelos Lock-in to Hastings.

The lock-in is an overnight outing for fourth- and fifth-grade Cub Scouts who have reached the highest ranks, Webelos 1 and Webelos 2, before transitioning to a Boy Scout troop.

One of the organizers is Jenny Andersen, a member of the district committee and Scout leader in Blue Hill. She said her oldest son is an Eagle Scout and attended the lock-in at Kearney when it was offered at the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.

"For years, it was a staple of the program," she said. "It's important to have something in the winter to keep them excited about Scouting."

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