NB Scouts want to break two Guinness World Records

Cub Scouts Wolf Den 8, of North Branch Pack 411, will partner with National Geographic Kids in an attempt to break two Guinness World Records.

The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 27 on the walking path behind the North Branch Area Education Center, formerly the primary school.

The magazine has invited community members from around the globe to join forces in assembling the most people to run 100 meters in 24 hours while creating the longest chain of shoes. To break the running record, the magazine must record at least 5,000 people running 100 meters in 24 hours.

The entire community is invited to join in on the fun for the Scouts’ local run/walk/jog on Oct. 27. Just show up by 10 a.m. at the walking path (park in the bus corral between the education center and the middle school) and help put North Branch, Stacy and Harris on the map.

To break the shoe record, more than 12,500 shoes must be donated from across the country. Participants are instructed to bring clean, athletic-style shoes, packed in a box or bag, to the event or call 651-277-0291 to arrange other accommodations.

Knowing the donated footwear will be recycled into basketball courts, local Cub Scouts work hard to learn about how they can improve their local communities and the world around them. And this is a great way to be part of the action.

Call 651-277-0291 on how to participate, volunteer or support the Cub Scouts in other ways.

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