Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Boy Scouts of America Turn 100!

February 8, 2010 marks 100 years since the founding of the Boy Scouts of America. Congratulations to the many members and leaders that helped to form and to those who actively make the Boy Scouts what it is today.

The Boy Scout slogan, which all involved strive to achieve, is "to do a good turn daily."

For 100 years boys have been taught character, merit, leadership, and service. Locally, for anyone who wants to learn more about Boy Scouts, the Northwest Suburban Council website is an excellent resource. There, I found a poem called The Scouting Trail by Norman Rockwell:

"This is the Trail that the Scout shall know
Where Knightly qualities thrive and grow;
The trail of honor and truth and worth....."

Please visit the new Boy Scout handbook and merit badge resources that the library has to offer, look for this special display to be highlighted in the Youth Services department beginning February 15.

Our library has been the recipient of many visiting Cub Scout/Boy Scout troops throughout the past years. The resources and meeting spaces here have proven valuable to leaders as they present project components to their members. If you lead a Boy Scout troop or have a scout in your family, you are invited to explore the possibilities of utilizing the library while traveling "the Scouting Trail."

Happy 100th Birthday to the Boy Scouts of America. Here's to the next 100!

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