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Kids, Adults Participate in Boy Scout Benefit Event

Moorestown Boy Scout Troop 601 held its second annual "Pursuit Challenge" earlier this month at the high school.

Moorestown Boy Scout Troop 601 held their second annual charity event, "Pursuit Challenge 2012,” on May 5 at .  

The event, a series of athletic challenges for youth and adults, benefited the Boy Scout program.

"Pursuit Challenge is our way to engage our community in a fun series of physical and mental challenges that benefit the youth of our community through the Boy Scouts of America,” said Susan Poaletti, chair for the event and a Troop 601 committee member. “The proceeds from this charity event will be used to underwrite the cost of serving our young men through with a
diverse and engaging scouting program."

The member of Team Creme Brulee said the event was “a lot of fun. We’re looking forward to doing it again next year and will bring more friends to run too.”

A group of high school students from Moorestown and Mount Laurel described the event as a “perfect balance of physical challenges and mental tests … Although maybe they should not do chin-ups next time; those were hard.”

“The challenges on their own aren't so difficult, but when you've been running fast between stations and then need to stop and be steady, it just adds a new level of difficulty and challenge,” said Daniel Poaletti.

provided free water ice, New Jersey American Water provided free water, and B101 radio station DJed the event.

The Pursuit Challenge was sponsored by the Moorestown Rotary Club and , as well as Avancer Group Inc., , Moorestown Dental Station and .

Many "prize" donations were supplied by Dicks Sporting Goods, Georgetti's Pizza & Sauce Market, , Wegmans, Domino's Pizza, Elite Climbing, Zena's Bakery and Cafe, Bargain Brakes & Mufflers, , , , Lowe's and Recreational Equipment Inc.  

"Boy Scouts of America grows leaders, introduces our young men to fields of study and future careers, builds networks of mentors across our community, and develops professional and lifelong skills in public speaking, management and leadership,” said Jeffrey DiFrancesco, a corporate sponsor and committee member. “These skills and experiences lead scouts to a successful future, and enables them to positively contribute to our local communities and our society as a whole. Today, scouting is the best ‘return on investment' within our communities.”

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