2019 SOUTHERN REGION HIGHLIGHTS |
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
We are enthusiastic about the movement of Scouting in the Southern Region. You could feel the enthusiasm for the Scouting movement this past summer as Scouts from around the world came together to experience the 24thWorld Scout Jamboree at the Bechtel Summit. So many Southern Region volunteers served as well as attended this event that showcased Scouting in the U.S.A. The Southern Region’s own world co-chairman, Scott Sorrels made everyone feel at home with southern hospitality in the West Virginia mountains. This event set the stage for a year of change in the Scouting movement in the U.S.A. While still adjusting to an emphasis of family Scouting and girls in the Scout program, the world came to visit and were astounded at the Summit facility. Those changes were some of the highlights of 2019.
Many of us are catching up with our movement that is adapting to a changing societal lifestyle. Ultimately, the virtues and principals of Scouting are prevailing. Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent are not just words to recite but a code by which to live. Those words stand tall in our movement where “your honor” still has a meaning and a platform to live by. As volunteers we choose to spend our time working on the next generation of leaders - male and female of all colors and creeds - to make our country and our world a better place this side of heaven.
My words to you are “thank you” for your sacrifice of service to the Boy Scouts of America movement. You lift me up with your enthusiasm and hard work in the face of headwinds. Your attitude is impactful. Stay out there spreading the good works of Scouting in Sea Scouts, Venturing, Exploring, Scouting, and Cub Scouting – you have my support and admiration.
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