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  • Cub Scouting (Boy Scouts of America)


    Cub Scouting is part of the Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), available to boys and girls from kindergarten through fifth grade, or 5 to 10 years of age and their families. Its membership is the largest of the three BSA divisions (Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing). Cub Scouting is part of the worldwide Scouting movement and aims to promote character development, citizenship training, personal fitness, and leadership.

  • Hazleton Area School District


    The Hazleton Area School District is a large, urban public school district in Pennsylvania, stretching over portions of Luzerne, Schuylkill, and Carbon Counties. Its headquarters are in Hazle Township. The large district is centered on the city of Hazleton and serves the surrounding Luzerne County municipalities of Freeland, Jeddo, Foster Township, Butler Township, Conyngham, West Hazleton, Hazle Township, Drums, Sugarloaf Township, and Black Creek Township. In Schuylkill County, the district encompasses Kline Township, North Union Township, and East Union Township, plus the borough of McAdoo. Beaver Meadows and Banks Township in Carbon County are also within district boundaries. The Hazleton Area School District encompasses approximately . According to 2000 federal census data, it served a resident population of 70,042. By 2010, the District's population increased to 72,862 people. The educational attainment levels for the Hazelton Area School District population (25 years old and over) were 83.8% high school graduates and 15.2% college graduates. The District is one of the 500 public school districts of Pennsylvania. According to the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, 66.1% of the district's pupils lived at 185% or below the Federal Poverty Level as shown by their eligibility for the federal free or reduced price school meal programs in 2012. In 2013 the Pennsylvania Department of Education, reported that 135 students in the Hazleton Area School District were homeless. In 2009, the Hazleton Area School District resident's per capita income was $18,055, while the median family income was $42,206. In Luzerne County, the median household income was $44,402. By 2013, the median household income in the United States rose to $52,100. In 2014, the median household income in the USA was $53,700. Per school district officials, in school year 2007-08 the Hazleton Area School District provided basic educational services to 10,442 pupils through the employment of 697 teachers, 482 full-time and part-time support personnel, and 42 administrators. Hazleton Area School District received more than $46.6 million in state funding in school year 2007-08. Hazleton Area School District operates ten schools: Arthur Street (K-2), Arthur Street Elementary School Annex (PreK-2), Maple Manor Elementary-Middle School (3-8), McAdoo-Kelayres Elementary School (K-8), Drums Elementary-Middle School (K-8), Freeland Elementary-Middle School (K-8), Heights Elementary-Middle School (K-8), Valley Elementary-Middle School (K-8), West Hazleton Elementary-Middle Schools (K-8); and Hazleton Elementary-Middle School (K-6). Students culminate their schooling at the Hazleton Area High School, or Academy of Science building.

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