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Gone Home: Police Officer and Eagle Scout Brad Jones

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Gone Home: Police Officer and Eagle Scout Brad Jones

Posted on 02 November 2011 by Editor

Arizona Police Officer and Eagle Scout Brad Jones was shot in the line of duty on October 28th, 2011.  Officer Jones was responding to a back up call from a probation officer meeting with a 20 year-old male at a Glendale apartment complex.

Glendale Police Department officials said Ryan Heisler allegedly pulled out a gun and began firing, striking Officer Jones before fleeing in the police officer’s vehicle.

Officer Jones was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona where he passed away from his injuries at about 1 am, surrounded by family, friends, and fellow police officers.

Jones grew up in Peoria, Arizona.  He was one of five siblings. Jones graduated from Centennial
High School in 2004. Jones became a police officer for Glendale Police Department four years ago.

The community has responded with memorials outside of the police station and the location where Officer Jones responded to his final call for service.

A candlelight vigil was held Wednesday night to honor Bradley Jones. The vigil was sponsored by the Glendale Police Officers Coalition and Glendale Police Department and was held at the Public Safety Memorial at Glendale Civic Center Plaza.

Officer Jones’ funeral is scheduled for this Friday, November 4th at 10 am at Christ Church of the Valley in Peoria, AZ. Interment will immediately follow the service at Phoenix Memorial Park in Phoenix,  Arizona.

Grand Canyon Council, Boy Scouts of America is organizing Eagle Scouts to help remember Officer Jones’ ultimate sacrifice by holding American Flags up all along the procession route to Phoenix Memorial Cemetery with Glendale policemen. The Council is looking for any and all Eagle Scouts, past or present to help in this endeavor. They are asking all Scouts to wear their complete field uniform, including neckerchief, and Eagle Scout Medals.

Officer Bradley Jones is survived by a wife and two small children. A memorial fund has been set up, if you would like to make a donation please find the information below:

Bank: Arizona Federal Credit Union
Fund Name: Bradley Jones Memorial Fund

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Boy Scout Connection in Congress? (Video)

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Boy Scout Connection in Congress? (Video)

Posted on 05 July 2011 by Editor

Check out this short video from FoxNews that shows the connection between Scouting and Congress.


Did you know there are 31 Eagle Scouts in the 112th Congress?

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Houston Business Leader Elected to Serve on World Scout Committee

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Houston Business Leader Elected to Serve on World Scout Committee

Posted on 27 January 2011 by Press Release

Houston energy executive and Sam Houston Area Council board member Dan Ownby will serve as one of a 12-member committee of volunteers from around the world that represents more than 31 million Scouts from 220 countries and territories. His election was made at the recent World Scout Conference in Brazil—where it was also announced the 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held in the United States.

Ownby, a lifelong member of the Scout program, is an Eagle Scout, a member of the Boy Scouts of America’s honor society, Order of the Arrow, and has served in numerous Scouting positions in the Houston area—most recently as chairman of the council’s centennial camporee, SHACJam, which was attended by over 27,000 participants. Ownby is a member of the BSA’s International Committee and the U.S. Foundation for International Scouting, and has been active with international Scouting for over a decade.

His earliest connection with international Scouting dates back to a summer at the Cub Scout day camp in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he became acquainted with two international Scouts visiting from Holland. Much of his adult life has revolved around helping kids in the Scouting program and introducing Scouts from different parts of the world to Scouting opportunities. Ownby was instrumental in establishing an exchange program with Scouts from the Republic of Georgia. Through the 7-year-old exchange program, Scouts from the republic have had the opportunity to work with Scouts at camps in the Houston area, advancing their leadership skills and sharing their culture.

Ownby’s primary goal for the committee is to help nations utilize Scouting to develop their next generation of leaders. He commends the leadership provided by former World Scout Committee Chairman and former BSA National President Rick Cronk, who has laid the groundwork for building a program that will attract young people from around the world.

Ownby and his wife, Allison, reside in the Houston area.

About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America prepares young people for life by providing the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The Scouting organization is composed of 2.7 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21, and more than a million volunteers, in nearly 300 local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.

For more information on the World Organization of the Scout Movement, visit www.scout.org

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