Manila Cub Scouts, Troop 32 took a field trip around town Monday evening, Feb. 4.
They were told the history of the local newspaper since its first edition in 1970. They were told how the newspaper had gone from the cut and paste method to computerized technology used today.
The boys asked some interesting questions and posed to have their picture made.
Their second stop was at the Manila Police Station where they were greeted by Officer Jarred Camp with the Manila Police Department. State Trooper Michael Tompkins was also on hand to welcome the Cub Scouts. They toured the police station, court room, the cell area and were fingerprinted.
They also got to get a close look at a police vehicle with the lights and siren on.
Several parents accompanied the Cub Scouts along with Scout Master Brad Crouch, Cub Master Mike Warrenfells and Den Leaders Jessica Warrenfells and Brian Russell.
The Cub Scout program is open to boys in grades 1-5. For more information on Manila Cub Scouts contact Jessica at (870) 740-6338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meetings are held at the Scout Hut located next to the old fire station on Concord Street at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays.
The Cub Scouts have participated in several activities throughout the year including presenting the colors at the Veteran's Day Service; helping with the Big Lake Chili Cook-off 5K Run; set a record for popcorn sales; sent Christmas cards to wounded soldiers; attended the Camporee at Crowley Ridge; and helped with the Manila Food Pantry.