ATTENTION EAGLE SCOUTS- EAGLE SCOUT REUNION EVENT
The fact that a boy is an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting but also as he enters higher education, business or industry, and community service. The award is a performance-based achievement whose standards have been well-maintained over the years. Not every boy who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank; only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts do so. This represents more than 2 million Boy Scouts who have earned the rank since 1912.
Join us Friday, May 31st from 6-8pm* to reconnect with other Eagle Scouts in our community, celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Eagle Scout Award and learn more about what’s happening in Scouting in Southern Arizona. We will also be taking a group picture that will be featured in an upcoming Tucson Lifestyle magazine article about the 100th Anniversary of the Eagle Scout Award.
Please share this information with other Eagle Scouts that may not receive the e-newsletter. We would like to connect with as many Eagle Scouts in our community as possible.
Let us know if you will be attending… http://eaglereunion.kintera.org/2013
Questions about this event please contact Amber Mazzei, 520-750-0385 x 13 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*21 and over please
Foundation Grant helps bring in New Staff
We are very excited to announce that the Catalina Council received a grant of $55,000 from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation to help fund Scouting in Southern Arizona. This grant has allowed the council to hire a new staff member, Richie Benner, to work with the Old Pueblo district and move Justin Rice to full time Program Director and District Executive for the Santa Cruz district. These changes will allow the Council to focus on improving the quality of current programs and delivering new programs to our Scouts in Southern Arizona.
The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to supporting Arizona and causes that help those who live and work in Arizona. With assets of more than $100 million, the Foundation is one of the five largest philanthropic interests in Arizona.
The Foundation was formed in March 1990 by Kemper Marley Sr., shortly before his death in June 1990. Mrs. Ethel Marley was the president until her death in 1997. The family continues to run the foundation today.
The council is grateful for the work of our part-time grant writer, Kathy Ballard. She identified this new grant opportunity and works diligently to find more opportunities like the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation to help support Scouting in Southern Arizona.
“Eagle Scout Yearbook Class of 2012″
Almost 60,000 young men received the Eagle Scout award in 2012, which is the highest number of Scouts to receive this prestigious award in 100 years.
The National Eagle Scout Association has commissioned Harris Connect, LLC. to produce an all NEW annual Eagle Scout publication that will feature the newest Eagle Scouts from the Class of 2012 . The current publication entitled “Eagle Scout Yearbook Class of 2012,” will contain essays and photos of new Eagle Scouts, and will also include a data CD to help Eagle Scouts stay in touch with each other.
This project will truly be a celebration of the commitment to the service and leadership of Eagle Scouts everywhere.
For those of you who earned your Eagle in 2012, be on the lookout for any outreach that Harris Connect might send your way!
Congratulations to Santa Cruz Valley Units!
Last week 13 Santa Cruz Valley units were notified that they have been granted funds from the White Elephant Country Fair grant.
The WHITE ELEPHANT SHOP was established in 1964 by a handful of volunteers looking for a way to support their community. From those early beginnings, the store has grown to more than 550 dedicated volunteers, working 6 days a week, processing, cleaning and pricing gently used goods for re-sale to the public.
Revenue generated by store sales is contributed each year to more than 130 local schools and charitable service organizations throughout Green Valley, Sahuarita and the Santa Cruz Valley, and the demand continues to grow.
The grant funds are encouraged to be used for activities in the Santa Cruz Valley area.
Congratulations to the following units
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Help us Make the Next Difference
The Boy Scouts of America is the recipient of all proceeds from the sale of vehicles donated to One Car One Difference® and specifically designated by the donor to support the BSA. With your help, Scouting will continue providing youth the opportunity to try new things, give service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards. Click on the link below to donate your vehicle, and help us ensure the future of America’s youth.
Remember those days of your youth – the hiking, camping, and swimming with friends? Learning new skills and just having fun! Today’s young men and women need those same experiences to develop into tomorrow’s leaders – in some ways, more than ever – and you can help!
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Go Ahead – you’ll be glad you did! To find the local council that serves your area – or the name of the council where you grew up as a Scout – visit BSA’s page.
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