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YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS Baseball: Minor League & Little League -Tom Montelione, contact, (330) 262-2884; for boys and girls ages 5-12; runs April through July; games at Miller Field. Boy Scouts of America, Buckeye Council (a seven-county area) - (800) 589-9812, Ext. 134, www.buckeyecouncil. org; promotes the development of character, citizenship and fitness through cooperation with local churches, service clubs and businesses. Packs (boys in first through fifth grades), Boy Scouts (ages 11-18) and Explorers & Venturers (boys and girls ages 14 to 21). Boy and Girls Club of Wooster - Christine Montelione, executive director, (330) 439-9629, www.bgcwooster.org; Open everyday after school from 2:45 to 7 p.m.; “Great futures start here”, mission: “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens”. Campfire USA, NE Ohio Council - (800) 669-6884, www. campfire.org; through a program of informational education, Campfire USA provides opportunities for youth to realize their potential and to function effectively as caring, self directed individuals, responsible to themselves and others; and, as an organization, to seek to improve those conditions in society which affect youth; environmental programs; preschool programming, traditional club programs & family club; for 2 to 18 years old. 4-H Clubs - 428 W. Liberty St., (330) 264-8722; Doug

Foxx, extension educator, 4-H for OSU extension, Wayne County; clubs are available for boys and girls ages 5 through 19 in various project areas. Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council (Mansfield Service Center) - 35 N. Park St., Mansfield 44902, (800) 433-1290, “Girl Scouting is for every girl, everywhere;” offers Daisy Troops (kindergarten- first grade), Brownies (second- third grades), Jr. Scouts (fourth and fifth grades), Cadet Scouts (sixth- eighth grades), Sr. Scouts (ninth- tenth grades) and Ambassadors (eleventh- twelfth grades). Junior Achievement - Michael Gaffney, president, (330) 434-1875, www.jaofnco.ja.org; JA is passionate people inspiring kids to learn the economics of life through freeenterprise education; during school hours, volunteers teach kids how business works. Wooster Skate Club - Alice Noble Ice Arena, 851 Oldman Rd., (330) 345-8686; after-school skating instruction and help with homework; available only when school is in session; reservations needed. Salvation Army - 437 S. Market St., (330) 264-4704; Captains Harry and Madelaine Dwier; office hours: weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wooster Parks & Recreation Department - see Parks & Recreation section. WYF (Wooster Youth Instructional Football League) Mike Baus, contact, (330) 264-2249; football leagues and cheerleading for youth in grades 4, 5 and 6; play at Maurer Field; registration in May and August; league play August through October, with practice twice a week and games on Saturday. Wooster YMCA - see Parks & Recreation section.

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MISCELLANEOUS ORGANIZATIONS American Association of University Women (AAUW) - AAUW membership is open to men and women who have completed a undergraduate or associates degree from an accredited college or university. The overall focus of AAUW is to empower women and girls through


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