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Two Thousands Scouts and Scouters Gather in Albany

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Two Thousands Scouts and Scouters Gather in Albany

Posted on 25 September 2009 by admin

twin rivers councilOver 2,000 Boy Scouts and their adult leaders from Twin Rivers Council, BSA will spend this weekend camping at the Corning Preserve to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s trip up the river that carries his name.

The weekend Fall Camporee, which kicks off Friday afternoon, will also initiate Twin Rivers Council’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of Scouting in the United States in 2010.

On Saturday September 26th, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venture Scouts will participate in a myriad of activities ranging from scouting skills, competitions, climbing wall, team building, survival training, camp fires and a Saturday night fire works display.

The Camporee will coincide with the City of Albany’s Hudson River Fair Saturday September 26at the Albany Riverfront Park. There Scouts will see how Dutch Settlers and Native Americans lived and built one of America’s first port cities. City sponsored activities will include: Tours of the Hudson’s historic Halfmoon, a Dutch encampment featuring blacksmiths and artisans, Direct Mohican Tribe descendants featuring Dancers and singers with Regalia, and Stage Entertainment at the Riverfront Amphitheatre.

The Scouts will camp for two nights in a field located on the banks of the Hudson north of the boat launch area.

“This is an excellent opportunity for our scouts to be a part of local history. Our campsite is just yards away from the historic waterway that opened up our state and nation to the rest of the world,’ said Albert Cahill, Camporee Operations Chairman “This is also an excellent opportunity to showcase our scouting program to the public on our 100th Anniversary.”

Almost 1000 Cub Scouts and their leaders will join the Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts Saturday morning and afternoon in many outdoor related games of skill and fun.

Families and friends are welcome to visit the Camporee during daylight hours.

The Twin Rivers Council BSA serves over 20,000 youth and 5000 adult members in thirteen up-state counties stretching from the Capital Region to the Canadian Border. The Council Headquarters is located in Albany. The Council thanks the City of Albany and the New York National Guard for their help and support in putting on this major encampment.

Source: Twin Rivers Council Press Release

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Baltimore Area Council Marketing Scouting to the Community

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Baltimore Area Council Marketing Scouting to the Community

Posted on 24 September 2009 by admin

This fall the Baltimore Area Council is receiving some great media coverage through several generous local media outlets who are underwriting publicity efforts.

Print Ads from our membership drive campaign “Words to Live By” and “BeAScout” will be run by Patuxent Publishing in 20 community newspapers and they will link us to their website.

The Baltimore Sun will run the same ads in open space as often as permits in their print and web publications including Maryland Family Magazine, newspapers in education, and Baltimore facebook moms.

WMAR –ABC 2 will provide radio time for short PSA’s and on air personalities who are Scout alumni and add our link to their home website and facebook page.

Clear Outdoor is providing billboard coverage at 60 locations throughout the marketplace this fall. Click here to view a listing of locations where you can see some of these billboards.

Clear Radio is providing air time for PSA’s and on air personalities, a website link, and a forum on their “Public Affairs Program”.

We also have a comprehensive marketing plan for our Popcorn campaign provided by our vendor Trails End. We have 30 bus tail and bus shelter signs throughout Baltimore County and downtown Baltimore running from 9/14/09 – 10/ 11/ 2009. In addition to Popcorn on Facebook and ads throughout October and 99 radio PSA’s 9/21/09 – 10/11/09 on WWMX – 106.5 & WLIF 101.9.

Thank you to our media friends who are underwriting efforts to make this possible. On behalf of Scouts and leaders in Central Maryland.Thank you for your support for Scouting!

Source: Baltimore Area Council News Release

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11th Annual ATT Golf Classic Raises More Than $325,000 for Orange County Council

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11th Annual ATT Golf Classic Raises More Than $325,000 for Orange County Council

Posted on 23 September 2009 by admin

golf classicThe company with the nation’s fastest 3G network is not only improving wireless coverage in Orange County but is also helping to provide opportunities for Orange County’s youth. ATT* announced today a donation of more than $325,000 to the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America, which will be presented at an Angels Baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. The money is a result of the 11th annual ATT Classic, which was recently held in Carlsbad, Calif.

“The dollars raised in this tournament help the Orange County Council continue to provide opportunities for local youth, including disadvantaged children, to participate in the Scoutreach and Learning for Life programs,” said Les Baron, scout executive, The Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America. “Without ATT’s help and the fundraising efforts of this annual golf tournament and silent auction, these programs would be unable to sustain themselves, leaving more than 32,000 youth without the character-building and leadership opportunities that the Orange County Council provides.”

Since its inception in 1998, this tournament has raised more than $3.2 million in net proceeds. All proceeds benefit the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America. With five facilities and more than 65,000 youth involved in the scouting program, the Orange County Council is one of the largest in the country.

“We continually strive to find ways to positively impact our local communities,” said Andy Shibley, ATT’s Greater Los Angeles Vice President and General Manager. “ATT has a long-standing tradition of supporting charitable organizations and initiatives that strengthen the community and this is no different. All of the proceeds from this event go directly to help Orange County’s youth.”

This year’s tournament committee comprises executives from ATT and is chaired by Shibley and Matt Cave, ATT area retail sales manager of the Greater Los Angeles market.

More information about the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America can be found online at www.ocbsa.org.

For the complete array of ATT offerings, visit www.att.com. Note: This ATT release and other news announcements are available as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss.

*ATT products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of ATT Inc. under the ATT brand and not by ATT Inc.

Source: ATT Inc. Press Release

My apologies to ATandT but the and sign was breaking the rss feed…

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