Parents of boys and girls in grades K-5 can sign their children up for Scouting online today or at one of more than 700 local joining events taking place at all area elementary schools from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Volunteers will be ready to answer questions and take registrations. Parents can also register their children online immediately at

In addition to fun and adventure, Scouting gives members a ScoutLook on Life, instilling self-reliance, confidence, responsibility and teamwork. These skills and experiences will change how they see the world, and the benefits last a lifetime.

Every youth who joins Cub Scouts will receive a glow-in-the-dark T-shirt and a pass for free admission to fall day camp. These are introductory half-day programs at local camps featuring archery, climbing, STEM, crafts, games and more each weekend in October.

Cub Scouts do a wide range of indoor and outdoor age-appropriate activities to safely expand their limits and abilities, fulfill award requirements and be recognized for their accomplishments. They also develop a spirit of service by helping others in the community. Local Scouts performed more than 160,000 hours of community service last year alone.

Legion hosts benefit for Yvonne “Bonnie” Jeno

A benefit for Yvonne “Bonnie” Jeno of Faribault is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept 15 at the American Legion.

After a routine checkup, Jeno was diagnosed with lung cancer. Doctors removed one of her lungs and she is unable to return to work while she receives treatment and recovers. All proceeds from the benefit will go toward Jeno’s medical cost and lost income.

A spaghetti feed is planned with a huge bake sale and silent auction. The spaghetti feed will be $8 for adults, $5 for kids 12 under.

A corn hole/bean bag tournament starts at noon. Registration starts at 11 a.m. Teams can sign up for $20. The top three teams are awarded prizes.

Donations can be made at the State Bank of Faribault, c/o Yvonne Jeno Cancer Benefit. 428 Central Ave. N, Faribault MN 55021.

Anyone interested in helping at the event or donating to the silent auction should contact Robin at or call 507-461-3067.

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