The annual Kern County Devil Pups Recognition and Awards Ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. July 31 at the Larry Reider Learning Center, 1st floor conference room, located at 2000 K St. in Bakersfield, for the 32 teens who participated in this year’s Devil Pups Youth Program for America at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood is scheduled to be the keynote speaker.

The Devil Pups Youth Program for America, founded in 1954, attempts to develop in its participants good citizenship, self-control, confidence, personal discipline, teamwork and respect for others.

Any healthy, non-delinquent boy or girl ages 14-17 may apply to become a Devil Pup.

This year’s camp will take place from July 19-28. Devil Pups will participate in running and other exercises, first aid, organized recreation, jumping into a swimming pool from a 25-foot tower, a bivouac, swimming, conditioning hikes in steep terrain and close order drill.

Educational lectures from military and civilian role models will teach the value of leadership.

The program ultimately culminates with the graduation.

The Arvin Police Department will host National Night Out 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Arvin Police Department located at 200 Campus Drive in Arvin.

The event will promote neighborhood safety and community involvement. It is a free family-friendly event. Food, music, a bounce house and more will be provided.

The San Joaquin Storm Troopers will make a special appearance.

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