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Cherokee Area Council Scout Selected for International Youth Conference

Posted on 22 January 2008 by Dan

The Boy Scouts of America, International Division, has selected Philip Barnett of Bartlesville, OK to be a member of a United States Scout contingent traveling to Narita, Japan. Philip is one of only 36 Boy Scout, Venture, and Explorer Scouts from across the nation traveling with their adult leaders to Japan in February 2008. They will participate in the exchange program of the Scouting Association of Japan and the Boy Scouts of America.

In Japan, Philip will participate in a youth forum with Scouts from the Asia Pacific Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, an organization of some 25 nations. They will tour historic cities and ancient sites in Japan during their visit and learn more of the history and traditions of the Japanese people. In addition there is a hospitality visit with a Japanese host family.

Philip is a junior at Bartlesville’s American Christian School and is active in debate, athletics, and church activities. He is a Life Scout (currently working on his Eagle rank) with Troop 32 sponsored by the Bartlesville First Wesleyan Church. He has attended many other Scouting events including the National Boy Scout Jamboree, Philmont Scout Ranch, Florida Sea Base and various summer camps during his Scouting years. He has also earned his God and Country Award in addition to multiple merit badges. Philip learned more about International Scouting when he and his family hosted a Scout from France in their home last summer.

Dale Copeland, the local council international representative says, “Philip’s outstanding Scouting background makes him a terrific representative of Bartlesville and our Scout Council.” Philip is the son of Jerold and Gail Barnett of Bartlesville.

According to Chris Cook, council president, “This cultural exchange is part of a program initiated several years ago to increase the awareness of other cultures while providing the opportunity for Scouts from many nations to become friends with and learn from each other. Valuable insights and experiences result from these international Scouting events and lifelong memories and friendships are forged.”

The Cherokee Area Council or the Boy Scouts of America has served northeast Oklahoma since 1910. There are more than 2,700 young men and women who participate in Scouting activities in our region every year. More than 80 organizations sponsor Scouting units, which demonstrates the deep civic engagement of Scouting. Young people or adults who want to learn more about Scouting in northeast Oklahoma can visit the Council’s website at www.CherokeeBSA.org or contact the local Boy Scout Council Service Center at 918-336-9170.

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Japanese, American scouts to hold jamborette at Camp Kinser

Posted on 24 April 2007 by admin

III MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, OKINAWA, Japan – More than 800 American and Japanese Boy and Girl Scouts will team-up and take part in the 18th U.S.-Japan Friendship Jamborette aboard Camp Kinser April 27-29.

This year’s event commemorates the 100th year of scouting and will bring American and Japanese scouts together in a spirit of friendship and international understanding.

The jamborette, sponsored and hosted by the Okinawa Council Scout Association of Japan, and the Greater Okinawa District, Far East Council of the Boy Scouts of America will begin with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28. A variety of scouting contests and skill development activities are planned, including: building water-powered rockets, timed tent pitching, memorization games, knot tying relays, rope-bridge crossings and running relays. The day concludes with traditional Okinawan tug-of-war contests from 1-3 p.m.

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