MOST gives Cubs run of museum at 'Camp-In'

Webelos is an acronym, short for "We'll be Loyal Scouts." Many of the fourth and fifth grade Cub Scouts will be making the move to joining the Boy Scouts soon.

"The purpose is to take the senior Cub Scouts, those are boys that are 9 and 10 years old, and give them an overnight experience as they prepare to transition to Boy Scouts," Herne said. "Also the purpose is to bring science into the Cub Scout program, hands on activities and just some fun -- a good time for all the kids."

Up to 254 of the Webelos from the Hiawatha Seaway Council will be participating in the annual event this January and February. The camp-ins have been an annual event for the Cub Scouts for about a decade.

Last year there were two camp-ins according to Jones but they have been growing more popular, with people "calling and begging." So this year the Hiawatha Seaway Council booked three events on Jan. 16, Feb. 6 and Feb. 20.

The museum charges $30 per child and $20 per adult. But nobody can seem to put a price on the fun that's had.

"It's just a great event," Seeley said. "The kids have a blast. It's unusual -- it's not something you can get playing soccer or hockey. It's an amazing opportunity and it's great to see the museum reaching out to the kids in this way."

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