100 years of Scouting to be celebrated
For 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has created a strong foundation of leadership, service, and community for millions of America's youth.  BSA has taught timeless values, strengthened characters, and guided America’s youth on their way to adulthood.  
As part of our 100 Year celebration, we are inviting former Scouts, their families, and interested community members to attend our annual Blue and Gold Scouting Banquet.  It will be held on Friday, February 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the Prairie Elementary Cafeteria.  It is a potluck dinner, so bring table service and a dish to share.  Beverages will be provided and the Scouts will have a Dessert Auction.  On hand will be District Scouting Officers and local leaders, Scouts and their families and friends.  
Boy Scouts of Troop and Pack 638 help our community in many ways.  They help with a community food drive every November, they help their Charter Organization - the Knights of Columbus - with a Roadside Cleanup twice a year, they cleaned the Joseph Cemetery last summer, they help at the school Veterans’ Day program and participate in many other projects and activities.  At their meetings and camps, and through their annual popcorn sale, they learn skills that will help them to serve others and make our community and world a better place to live in. 
Just because you no longer wear a Scout uniform, or your son is no longer involved in Scouts, doesn’t mean you can’t still be actively involved with Scouting.  There are many ways to be a part of BSA programs and activities.  We are looking for adult volunteers to help guide our youth in their activities and/or to serve as committee members for both Troop and Pack 638 here in Cottonwood.  With your help, Boys Scouts of America will continue to change the lives of young people across America in the future.  Help ensure that Scouting will be here to build character, fitness and citizenship for years to come.  
Another thing you might consider doing.  Nominate your Scouting hero.  The BSA 100th Anniversary National Hall of Leadership recognizes everyday heroes – leaders who help youth overcome challenges, Scouts who guide others along the trail, mentors who set the path for success.  One nominee will be selected from each local BSA council in the country and inductees will be announced at the National BSA Jamboree in 2010 in Virginia.  Deadline for nominations is February 8th,  2010.   To nominate, go to  http://ww2.scouting.org/100years/100years/nationalhallofleadership.aspx
Go to http://www.scouting.org/alumni.aspx  to find more about the 100 Year Anniversary of Boy Scouts of America, and to reconnect with Scouting.
For more information about becoming involved with Boy Scouts, or if you wish to attend the Blue and Gold Banquet on February 5th, contact Shari Chaffee 962-3559, or Dan and Laurie Karel 962-5350 dlkarel@mtida.net   Thank you.

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