Posted on 07 January 2011 by Press Release
Ronald S. Green today was named the Scout Executive/Chief Executive Officer of the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. He is the tenth person to serve in the position during the 100-year existence of the organization. The council serves approximately 57,000 young people each year in 37 counties in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois and is one of the largest in the nation.
Green, 54, comes to St. Louis after serving six years as the Scout Executive in Columbus, Ohio. He will start on March 1, 2011.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be asked to serve this council,” Green said. “The Greater St. Louis Area Council is one of the most highly regarded Boy Scout councils in the nation. I look forward to working with the Executive Board and the more than 14,000 adult volunteer leaders and staff members who deliver our Scouting programs each week.”
Green replaces John M. Primrose, who retired last year after more than three decades of service to the Boy Scouts of America.
Posted on 23 December 2010 by Press Release
James H. May, a Boy Scouts of America volunteer for almost 50 years, was recognized by the Greater St. Louis Area Council as its representative in the 2010 National Hall of Leadership. A presentation was made at the council’s Executive Board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. The National Hall of Leadership was part of the BSAs’ 100th anniversary celebration during 2010.
Mr. May and 12 other Scouting volunteers were submitted by a local committee for the national award. Mr. May was selected as the council’s honoree by a national selection committee. He was one of approximately 300 inductees into the Hall of Leadership from throughout the United States.
For the past 44 years, Mr. May led a team of volunteers that taught more than 18,000 Scouts from throughout north St. Louis County how to swim or reviewed them on Swimming or Lifesaving Merit Badge. Advanced lifesaving skills also were taught. Not one serious injury occurred during the program’s history. More than a dozen incidents were documented where Scouts or leaders used lifesaving or CPR skills they learned from this program to save a life.
The other nominees for the award were:
?Albert E. “Rick” Bender, Neal Mercille, ?Barry J. Bingham, Dennis Nicholas, ??Daniel J. Decker, Robert Schwedtmann, Blase W. Boettcher, Sanford A. Silverstein, ?Steven J. Gruendler, ?Robert E. Vogt, ?Kenneth A. Kleinberg
Posted on 27 May 2010 by Dan
Approximately 4,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers on Sunday will decorate each of the 179,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with an American Flag during the 61st annual Memorial Day “Good Turn.”
The public is welcome to attend the event, held by the Gravois Trail District of the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Scouts from across the council will assemble at the National Guard base and march into the cemetery at 12:30 p.m. They will proceed to the main flagpole near the center of the cemetery for a 20-minute assembly and ceremony. Colonel Patricia Ryan, Adjutant for National Guard Personnel at Fort Leonard Wood, will be the speaker.
Scouts will honor those who served our country by raising the American flag and then lowering it to half-mast as Scout buglers play “Taps.” Scouts who earned the rank of Eagle Scout—the highest rank in Scouting—during the past year will serve as the color guard. Scouts and their leaders will then decorate each grave in the cemetery with a small American Flag.
It takes less than two hours for Scouts to place more than 139,000 flags, which are provided by the cemetery.
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is one of the oldest interment sites of the National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. Its 331 acres served as a burial landscape for soldiers since the Civil War.