Members of the Leon Valley District, Longhorn Council, of the Boy Scouts of America, are set to host their annual Copperas Cove Scout fall sign-up Monday.

The event will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 101 W. Avenue F, Copperas Cove, and allows interested boys in grades 1-12 to register for the Scouts.

“Being a Boy Scout has been a lot of fun,” said James Imhoff, an eight-year member. “At first I thought it would be boring and a lot of hard work all the time, but it ended up being fun and adventurous. I have met a lot of friends and helped a lot of people since joining.”

A Lampasas Middle School student, Imhoff, 13, serves his troop as a Star Scout, focusing more on leadership and service to the community. “I would like to make it to Eagle Scout someday, and continue to help my community,” Imhoff said. “For anyone thinking about joining the Boy Scouts, we accept everybody, it’s fun, and everyone has a good time.”

Leaders from Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops, as well as members of the Leon Valley District and executive committees, will be on hand Monday to answer any additional questions and assist with the registration process.

Also attending the fall sign-up will be George Covert, the committee chair for Pack 251 and Crew 258. Covert, who has been associated with the Boy Scouts of America since 1963, believes the lessons learned through Scouting can impact a boy for the rest of his life.

“Boy Scouts has been an adventure for me,” he said. “Some of the things I learned and experienced through Scouts helped train me for my career in the military. I believe in Scouting, I enjoy Scouting, and I encourage all parents to enroll their children in Scouting. I don’t think there is a better place for male role models for young boys than Scouting.”

Herald/Erik Papke​

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