Scouting Commemorates 100th Birthday, Council Celebrates Locally

One hundred years in the making, the Boy Scouts of America is commemorating Scouting and the impact it has had on countless lives nationwide. On Feb. 8, the Old North State Council of the Boy Scouts will celebrate history in the making, their centennial anniversary.

Monday, Feb. 8 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Old North State Council will hold a birthday party at the NewBridge Bank Park in downtown Greensboro, N.C. The price of admission is one can of non-perishable food. The event includes meeting Guilford, the Grasshoppers’ mascot, the taking of a special centennial photo as well as a collection of items for the local time capsule.

“The Boy Scouts has created a foundation for leadership and service to America’s youth,” said John Meeks, executive director for the Old North State Council (ONSC) of the Boy Scouts of America. “Scouting trains our youth to live and work with honesty and character. I feel that Scouting is as fundamental and important today as it was 100 years ago when our journey began.”

A First Class Scout from Troop 42 in High Point couldn’t agree more, “Scouting has made a big impact on my life. My father taught me the Scout Law at the age of six,” said Michael Founds. “I am so excited to be a part of this anniversary in Scouting. I know it’s going to continue to play a role in my life now and in the future.”

More information about the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th anniversary can be found at For more information about what the Old North State Council is doing locally for the anniversary, visit

For those Boy Scouts of America members interested in attending the birthday celebration, please enter NewBridge Bank Park only by the Bellemeade St. Gate.

The Old North State Council, headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., covers an eight-county area, including Alamance, Caswell, Davie, Davidson, Guilford, Person, Randolph and Rockingham counties. The council serves over 10,000 young people annually in the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing and Learning for Life programs. For more information, please visit

About the Boy Scouts of America
Serving nearly 4.7 million young people between 7 and 20 years of age with more than 300 councils throughout the United States and its territories, the Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit

Source: Old North State Council Press Release.

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