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Little League Museum and Lycoming College Business Class to Host Cub Scout Event
By steve barr, little league international
October 20, 2011
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Oct. 19, 2011)—Members of the Cub Scouts are invited to join the students of Lycoming College for “Sunday Funday Field Day” from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum in South Williamsport.
As part of the “Sunday Funday Field Day,” the Scouts will take part in a scavenger hunt to learn about the rules and history of Little League Baseball and Softball, design their own baseball card, and meet Scouts from other Packs. Other activities at the event, including hitting practice and timed sprints, may assist the Scouts in meeting the requirements for the Baseball Belt Loop. The event will come to a close with an award ceremony, prize drawing, and snacks.
There is a fee of $7 per participant for the afternoon’s events. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, Nov. 2. There are a limited number of spots available and they will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Each Pack must provide adequate leadership for the afternoon.
Invitations to this event have been distributed to Scout leaders in the Williamsport area. If you are a Scout leader who would be interested in bringing your Pack to the event or if you are a Scout who has not yet heard about the event and would like to attend, please contact your leader or Grace Gargiulo at email@example.com.
“Sunday Funday Field Day” is organized by Dr. Neil Boyd’s business class at Lycoming College. Every year, non-profit organizations are chosen to participate with the class as the students plan and execute a fundraising event for them. This year Platinum Consulting, the temporary consulting group set up by a student group in the class, is working with the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum to develop and execute the “Sunday Funday Field Day” program.
“Having the opportunity to work with the Little League Museum and execute a community event is allowing us to see what life after graduation will be like,” Danielle Biacchi, a member of Platinum Consulting, said. “It’s important to be able to take the concepts and strategies we’ve learned from textbooks and put them to use in a real life scenario.”
“The museum is pleased to work with Lycoming students to offer “Sunday Funday” to Cub Scouts. It will acquaint them with the values of Little League Baseball and Softball, as well as provide a great experience,” Janice L. Ogurcak, museum director, said. “This is the third year the museum has worked with the students. They improved our birthday party package and developed an ongoing program for Girl Scouts.”
Little League Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with more than 2.4 million players and 1 million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and scores of other countries. The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, located at 525 Route 15 Highway, is currently open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on other days by appointment. For more information on the museum’s programming, contact Janice L. Ogurcak at (570) 326-3607 or visit the Little League website at www.LittleLeague.org.