Posted on 13 August 2006 by admin
Note from the editor: I ran across a very moving piece published in a Utah Newspaper, The Spectrum.Â It was an article written byÂ a community member about his son’s Boy Scout Leader.
Over the next 12 years, Jim King never missed a summer camp with our troop. In fact, with four boys of his own, he would sometimes end up at two summer camps, one for the older Scouts, which involved long hikes with backpacks, and then return to help a younger son earn merit badges at a traditional camp. I had the privilege of being a participant on many of these outings. Jim and I have shared many meals and tents, from the Appalachian Trail in the Shenandoahs, to a week-long canoe trip in the Adirondacks, and even to Guatemala. He was always there, with his big cheerful grin. Unfortunately, this year will be the first summer camp Jim has missed in 13 years. He died in December.
Read: Jim King was top Boy Scout summer camp leader
Posted on 12 August 2006 by admin
Â Today youth ages 10 to 24 make up one-fifth of the world’s population, and by 2050 the proportion of youth to adults will be almost equal. This trend indicates that in the future attention must be paid to youth-specific issues such as education, hunger and poverty, health, the environment, leisure-time activities, participation, and intergenerational relations. This August, one of the nation’s leading youth service organizations, the Boy Scouts of America, joins the United Nations in encouraging organizations and individuals to dedicate time and resources toward young people by recognizing International Youth Day.International Youth Day is designed to promote public awareness of youth issues, and as part of its commitment to youth leadership and mentoring, the BSA joins this initiative and encourages other youth-based, leadership- and education-centered organizations to better understand their roles in key youth issues.
“The guiding principles of International Youth Day are synonymous with our mission, vision, and the Scout Oath and Law,” said Wayne Perry, International Commissioner, BSA. “Scouts live these principles every day, and we must ensure that all American youth receive the guidance they deserve in all aspects of life.”
Posted on 11 August 2006 by admin
The Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce the Selection Committee has has named Tim Cooper as their new scout executive.Â He will take over the top job at the Council beginning September 1, 2006.
â€œThe entire selection committee was impressed with Timâ€™s desire to service Scouting in Alabama,â€ said John Hayden, chairman of the board for the Council.Â Â â€œHis successful track record while at the Northeast Georgia Council convinced us that he would bring his strong team building skills and enthusiasm for scouting to our Council and help us as we build for the future.â€
Prior to joining the Greater Alabama Council, Cooper was deputy regional director of operation for the organizationâ€™s Western region.Â He was responsible for all regional membership campaigns, which included 10 metro councils.Â In 2005, he became the only national field staff leader in America to achieve the Chief Scout Executiveâ€™s Winnersâ€™ Circle for balanced membership growth.
Read the entire press release from the Greater Albama Council
Posted on 03 August 2006 by admin
If you haven’t checked it out already you should listen to Cubmaster Chris’ An Hour a Week? Cub Scout Podcast.