The Central Minnesota Council, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to receive $1,268 from the Central Mille Lacs United Way for the 2014 Scouting program year.
Funds from United Way are used to support Scout members and adult volunteer leaders from Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops in Mille Lacs county. It is estimated that 275 Scouts will participate during 2014.
Scouting programs provide excellent opportunities for boys to learn new skills, develop leadership skills, perform community service and receive public recognition for their achievements. A recent Harris Interactive study of Boy Scout programs found that boys who are Scouts with 5 years tenure are more likely than non Scouts to:
• Assume a leadership role in school or community organizations
• Make the most honest, not easiest decision
• Put the needs of others before themselves
• Value education and the environment
Each family with a son in elementary school is invited to be a Cub Scout and should give consideration to joining. Boys in middle school are encouraged to try the high adventure programs of Boy Scouting. There is something for everyone.
For information on Scouting, please call 320-251-3930 ext 101 or visit www.bsacmc.org.
Boy Scouts of America
Central Minnesota Council