HARDESTY FAMILY FOUNDATION TO ANNOUNCE NEW LION PROGRAM AT FALL FESTIVAL

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HARDESTY FAMILY FOUNDATION TO ANNOUNCE NEW LION PROGRAM ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 AT 1:00 P.M.

TULSA, Okla. – The Indian Nations Council, Boy Scouts of America, is excited to announce the launch of the Lion Program, a program for kindergarten-age boys. The Lion Program will expand the age a boy can join to be a Scout. This program weaves traditional Scouting concepts into activities for kindergarten-aged boys and their families. This program will open the doors to thousands of new youth throughout eastern Oklahoma.

Celebrating the 23rd annual Fall Festival, where everyone is invited to “Try Scouting on for a Day,” Michelle Hardesty and Roger Hardesty of the Hardesty Family Foundation will announce the launch of the NEW Lion Program and how it will effect youth membership for the Indian Nations Council, Boy Scouts of America. Michelle Hardesty and Roger Hardesty along with Indian Nations Council Board President Gentner Drummond and Scout Executive / CEO Bill Haines will arrive to the Fall Festival at 1:00 pm on a Black Hawk Helicopter owned by Roger Hardesty to make the announcement. Michelle Hardesty and Roger Hardesty will take part in a drawing for FREE Bicycles to newly registered Scouts. All youth new to join Scouting are eligible for the Bicycle Give-a-ways at the Fall Festival.

The Fall Festival hosts over 3,500 youth and their families for a fun day at the Jack Graves Scout Reservation to “Try Scouting On For A Day.” This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. All youth attending receives a FREE Hot Dog. Over 60 activity stations will be on site, participants will be able to walk through a Scouting year and get a glimpse into all the pieces that build the Scouting adventure. All youth are able to sign-up to be a Scout at this event.

Scouting’s Annual Fall Festival will take place Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 11:00am – 3:30pm and is free to attend and open to the public. Free parking will be available at the NSU Broken Arrow campus, located just east of the Graves Scout Reservation. There will also be a free shuttle service provided from the parking lot to the event. More information can be found on the OK Scouts website and social media channels.

For More Information, Contact:

AnnaBeth Williams

(918) 743-6125

awilliams@okscouts.org