2010 Centennial Celebration
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:

  • 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 this celebration. 
  • 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 National Museum.
  • 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 Year.

  • Encourage each Scouter to complete their respected training for their position.
And here are some of the events that you can participate on a National level:
  • 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
  • Generations 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
  • A 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
  • Visit 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
  • Hall 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
For 100th Anniversary Cub Scout Program Helps go HERE

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