Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Cub Scouts get organized on Thursday night

School Night for Scouting is being held on the campus of each Juneau school district elementary school beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Any boy aged 6 to 10 who wants to learn about becoming a Cub Scout or about scouting activities, values and goals and any parent who wants to become involved as a pack leader or to explore other volunteer opportunities is invited to attend one of the meetings.

Cub Scout packs will be organized by grade level at each school and the calendar of activities will be set, according to Lane Stumme, Scout executive with the Southeast Alaska Area Council. About 270 boys participate as Cub Scouts in Juneau, he said.

Boys who are interested in scouting but who cannot attend Thursday night's meetings may call the Scout office at 789-8440 for information about how to join.

Environmental workshop set

Help make a difference in your community through public testimony or by serving on state or local boards and commissions. Join National Wildlife Federation's Alaska Women's Environmental Network for a two-day workshop that will focus on helping women to become more effective leaders in their communities.

On Day 1: "Effective Public Testimony" will be discussed and Day 2: "Demystifying Boards and Commissions" is the topic. The cost is $25 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

The workshop begins Thursday, Sept. 26 and Friday, Sept. 27, at 8:45 a.m. at the state Capitol, Room 519.

For more information, contact Martha Levensaler at (907) 258-4810, or

Birth Center to host support group for new parents

The Juneau Family Birth Center is hosting a support group every Wednesday for new parents. The topic for this week, Sept. 25, is "Cloth Diaper Alternative." There will be a special speaker to present this talk. This event is free and open to the public. The birth center is located at 3225 Hospital Drive, St. 106. For more information, please call the Juneau Family Birth Center at 586-1203.

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