Boy Scouts of America
For 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has created a foundation
of leadership, service, and community for millions of America's youth.
The 100th Anniversary in 2010 is a milestone in Scouting and is bigger
than a single day's celebration. Your local Council, along with National,
have planned many activities for this celebration during 2010. You
are invited to participate in as many of these events as possible, and
the many activities that the National Council, Boy Scouts of America, are
having next year. We have made an attempt here to put that information
here to help you in your planning for your unit's celebration of
this great year.
Here are a few ideas that you and your unit can do
to celebrate the Centennial in your community:
And here are some of the events that you can participate
on a National level:
On Monday, February 8, 2010, your Cubs and Scouts could raise the flag
at their school, giving the Pledge of Allegiance and rededicate themselves
to the Scout Oath or Cub Promise.
Schedule a Centennial Reunion Blue and Gold banquet, Troop Court of
Honor, dinner, pot luck supper, etc. in February, researching and inviting
former Cubs, Scouts, Leaders, Adults, Eagle Scouts, etc. to be a part of
Set up a display in your local library, business window, City
Hall, or in a local Park, school, etc. on Scouting in your community.
This could be a static display or an active display. Create a media
event out of this.
Have City and County issue a Proclamation for a day, week, or month
on Scouting's 100th Anniversary.
Have stories in your local paper, TV or radio, about the history of
Scouting in your community or county. Recognize oldest Eagle Scout,
Leader, etc. in your community or county.
Write a history of your unit and give it out at the Reunion, keep it
simple. Share with local media and council. Send a copy to the BSA
Give a talk to your local service clubs and other local organizations
about Scouting in your community and give a brief history of their sponsorship
if club or organization sponsors your unit.
Attend local church together on Scout Sunday.
Do a special service project for your sponsor or for your community.
Encourage each Boy Scout to earn the Genealogy Merit Badge and discover
who in their family have been Cubs and Scouts.
Encourage each Boy Scout to earn the Public Speaking Merit Badge by
giving talks on the history of Scouting.
Encourage each Cub Scout and Boy Scout to earn one rank during the Centennial
Encourage each Scouter to complete their respected training for
Earn five award ribbons for "Celebrating
100 Years - A Year of Celebration" - Program participants will earn
recognition for making a difference in their communities due to their dedication
to five of Scouting's core values: Leadership, Character, Community Service,
Achievement, and the Outdoors. Through that commitment, participants can
earn each of five award ribbons to display from their 100th Anniversary
commemorative patch. For more details and requirements go to: http://ww2.scouting.org/100years/100years/AYearOfCelebration.aspx
BSA Alumni Connection
- A chance to reconnect with Scouting. For details go to: http://www.scouting.org/alumni.aspx
Connection - Share you family story - Trace your Scouting Ancestry
- Plan a family celebration - Create a group activity - Plant a tree.
For details go to http://ww2.scouting.org/100years/100years/GenerationsConnection.aspx
Get in the game with Geocatching.
For details go to http://scouting.org/100years/100years/Geocaching.aspx
For 100th Anniversary Cub Scout Program Helps
Shining Light Across American Webcast one evening of the National Jamboree
- On Saturday, July 31, 2010, the Scouting family — past, present and future
— will be able take part in a special nationwide webcast, A Shining
Light Across America, from the 100th Anniversary National Jamboree
in Fort AP Hill, Virginia. For details go to: http://ww2.scouting.org/100years/100years/ShiningLight.aspx
Adventure Base 100 when it comes to a community near you. - This
10,000 square foot campus features immersive Scouting experiences including
a ropes course and zip line, interactive digital exhibits, a multi-sensory
IMAX-like dome, and more! It will also house a traveling museum that will
showcase real artifacts from the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Tex.
For more details and calendar go to: http://ww2.scouting.org/100years/100years/AdventureBase100.aspx
of Leadership Nominations - A chance for you to nominate someone into
the Hall of Leadership. Submit your nomination at http://ww2.scouting.org/100years/100years/NationalHallofLeadership.aspx
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