Posted on 17 October 2005 by admin
A new national monument was unveiled on October 14 in Washington, D.C., with Boy Scouts of America founder William D. Boyce among the Americans whose life work it immortalizes in bronze and granite. The monument and its Extra Mile Points of Light Volunteer Pathway tell the stories of great Americans who, through their caring and personal sacrifice, built their dreams into great movements that have created enduring change in America.
Boyce is one of only 20 honorees whose commemorative medallions were unveiled in a ceremony led by former President George H. W. Bush, political commentator Cokie Roberts, and District of Columbia Mayor Anthony Williams. Boyce was recognized for the role he played in founding the Boy Scouts of America and making it possible for millions of young Americans to benefit from its values-based educational programs for more than 95 years.
Posted on 17 October 2005 by Dan
The Great Northern California Trade – O – Ree will be held on Friday October 28th & Saturday October 29th, 2005. This trade-o-ree will be held at the Palo Alto Scout Office, 1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301.
The Trade-O-Ree starts at 3pm, Fri Oct 28th with a silent auction Sat. Oct 29 – 8:30 am and a live auction starts at 1:00 pm Sat. Oct 29.
Participation by these great councils:
Pacific Skyline Council
Santa Clara County Council
Monterey Bay Area Council
Golden Empire Council
You can download the flier or see their current auction listings at their website.
For more information contact: John Richers 650.341.5633; fax 650.341.4527; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on 11 October 2005 by Dan
The Boy Scouts of America’s Chief Scout Executive Roy L. Williams has received the University of Texas at Arlington’s (UTA) Distinguished Alumni Award. Williams was honored by the Alumni Association at UTA’s Distinguished Alumni Gala on Saturday, Oct. 8 for his exceptional achievements and leadership.
The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor given by the University and Alumni Association to a graduate. The annual Distinguished Alumni Gala recognizes outstanding alumni for their individual achievements, contributions to their industries professions and service to UT Arlington.
Since 2000, Williams has served as the Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America. As the top professional leader of the nation’s largest youth service organization, Chief Williams directs the administration of the organization which delivers Scouting to approximately four million youth nationwide. He has successfully led the Boy Scouts of America’s Good Turn for America national service initiative introduced in 2003.
The Good Turn for America program encourages Scouts nationwide to continue doing “Good Turns” daily in their respective communities. The program is a partnership with some of the nation’s most respected service organizations, including The Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. The program aims to fight hunger and homelessness, while teaching the habits of healthy living.
Prior to his current position Chief Williams was a Boy Scouts of America district executive, finance director and local council scout executive. He has also served as Boy Scout Division director and Western Region regional director. A 1971 UT Arlington Alumnus, Chief Williams has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is a veteran of the United States Air Force.