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Written by Administrator Thursday, 05 September 2013 18:57
Letter from Dan Beard Council:
The national organization also emphasized that the Boy Scouts of America maintains a strong financial position. That in order to continue to deliver the nation’s foremost youth program, it is occasionally necessary to increase membership fees so that we can offset rising administrative costs and continue to provide the foremost resources available to members of the BSA.
As always, our focus is to build the future leaders of this country both locally and nationally by combining adventure, educational activities, and lifelong values. The fee increase is a step we must take in order to continue providing the services you and our members expect and need. With your help and that of each of our volunteers and Scouting parents, we will continue accomplishing incredible things for young people and the communities we serve.
Membership fee increase letter from the National Office
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The current structure of the Annual Banquet will be discontinued as a stand-alone event in lieu of the Silver Beaver recognition activities described below:
Silver Beaver Award Recognition Updates
The Dan Beard Council Program and Activities Committees are thrilled to announce some new opportunities and enhancements around the distinguished Silver Beaver Award. We recognize the significance of this notable award. With the feedback and help of several Silver Beavers, we have developed an exciting new process to recognize deserving volunteers and expand the influence and impact of these distinguished individuals by uniting them together.
In 2014, we will begin celebrating our Silver Beaver recipients much like we currently recognize our new Eagle Scouts. This will be accomplished in a two-step process:
This is a process that has worked well and there is a level of symbolism and significance in emulating this ceremony. We strongly believe that this new process will:
*Update on the Council Annual Banquet : The current structure of the Annual Banquet will be discontinued as a stand-alone event in lieu of the Silver Beaver recognition activities described below.
Steve Ditty Dave Bruno
Council Activities Chair Vice President of Program