Today was Who Knew Wednesday on the Afternoon Drive, and we told you all about SCOUTFEST.

SCOUTFEST is the largest scouting event in Knox County. The last SCOUTFEST was held in 2013 at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds, and this year it will be held at Ariel-Foundation Park May 13-15.

Some of the exciting activities planned for the Scouts include RC Boating, Sporting Arrows, Crafts, raspberry pi, robotics, bb Guns, Archery, fishing, cub-mobile races, blast car races, helicopter, Kokosing Heavy Equipment, primitive camping display, civil war encampment, mars rover, inflatable obstacle course, astronomy, the wilds, SPI, Shearers Equipment, rope making, ODNR, COSI, Deerassic Park, and much more!

The public is invited to come watch the action. The formal opening event will take place at 8:30 am on Saturday the 14th, near the Schnormeier Event Center. From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM the activities and events are open.

Prepaid scouts will be wearing orange event t-shirts. Other youth who would like to participate may join Scouting at the event. The joining fee is $16.00 and any youth joining at the event will be allowed to participate at no additional charge. Interested youth should bring a parent to the Clock house when you arrive at the park to sign-up.

For more information, you can contact Ed Mulholland at 740-891-8922.

Our Troyer’s trivia question for the day was “How many boy scouts are there in the entire world?”. There’s a rough estimate of anywhere from 25-40 million scouts, but the World Scout Bureau says that estimate is closer to about 28 millions, but they are not entirely sure based on the census policies in some countries. Our winner was Christy from Mount Vernon, who picks up a $5 gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.

Our Word of the Day was palooka (puh-LOO-kuh), a noun that means an unskilled or incompetent boxer. You can read more on that here.

We also told you about the Jesus Freak Cruise, dc Talk’s 16 year reunion that will be taking place next summer. You can find all the information about that over here. And let us know in the comments if you think this is a cool idea, or if they should have done something that was a little more accessible for the average fan.

Have an awesome Wednesday evening!

-Jess

 

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