Boy Scouts hosting family-friendly Halloween drive-thru

“Boo-thru” runs this weekend and next
Updated: Oct. 16, 2020 at 7:13 PM EDT
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LOVELAND, Ohio (FOX19) - If you are looking for a family-friendly and safe way to celebrate Halloween, the Boy Scouts of America have you covered this weekend.

The Dan Beard Council is hosting it’s first ever ‘Boo-Thru.’ It’s a safe, socially-distant way to enjoy Halloween, while raising money for scouting programs in Greater Cincinnati.

Families will stay in their car and drive around Camp Friedlander, located at 581 Ibold Rd. in Loveland. The one-mile loop is decorated with Halloween sights and sounds. Kids will receive a pre-packaged treat bag that they can enjoy at the end of the route.

Organizers say after a quiet summer at camp due to COVID-19, it will be nice to welcome folks back to the property.

“We believe that ‘Boo-Thru’ brings an innovative approach and way to deliver scouting programs and exciting programs to local youth and families, and especially this year to have some Halloween fun and stay safe," said Ken Brunner with the Dan Beard Council.

The event is open to everyone, not just those familiar with scouting.

“We want to welcome those who may not have been here in a few years, or may have never heard of scouting at all," said Outdoor Program Specialist Michael Stamat. “Everyone wants a safe opportunity to do something family related that is PG and still have some Halloween fun. ‘Boo-Thru’ is an excellent chance to do that.”

The Dan Beard Council serves 20,000 families in Greater Cincinnati. Camp Friedlander is located on the 500-acre scout reservation along the Little Miami River.

“It could very easily be herald as one of the best-kept secrets in the Greater Cincinnati area,” said Stamat. “It’s one of the oldest scout camps in the nation. We have been serving youth in some capacity every year and helping make younger people into better human beings and well-rounded citizens since 1919.”

“Boo-Thru” runs Oct. 16, 17, 23 and 24 from 6-9 p.m. Admission starts at $10 per car.

You can register here.

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