On Thursday, September 25, a crowd of over 125 community members gathered to dedicate the new Council Service Center of the Potawatomi Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. The new Council Service Center will service Scouting programs for future generations of youth.
Webelos Scouts from Pack 55 of the Brookfield Jaycees started the ceremony with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mark Jansen, Scout Executive, and Don Reinicker, Council President, made remarks thanking the many donors for their generous support to the Building for Character Capital Campaign. Campaign co-chairs, Tom Dalum and Rick Kobriger led the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially mark the opening of the new center. Troop 71 of St. John Vianney in Brookfield, led the crowd in the Scout Law to close the ceremony.
The grand opening marks the first time ever that volunteers and staff will have an up to date service center geared toward the needs of membership in the Council’s 77 year history. The building offers several meeting spaces, and a new National Scout Shop which supplies uniforms and other Scouting program gear.
The new Council Service Center replaces the old outdated and overcrowded 4,500 square foot facility which is now torn down. If you would like to own a piece of the old Service Center, the Council is auctioning off the front door! The current bid is $500, and bidding will end on Friday, October 10th, 2008 at noon.
Potawatomi Area Council has also issued a special CSP to commemorate the occasion. The CSP is available through the Potawatomi Area Council Service Center.
Story submitted by a volunteer of the Potawatomi Area Council.