As you may know, the Southern Sierra Council has just celebrated its 100th anniversary. To perpetuate the Boy Scout movement into the next 100 years in our council, we want the power of adult Eagle Scout leadership in full support of Scouting in our local council. Eagle Scouts represent Scouting’s finest. We want to draw on these talented, experienced men who are knowledgeable about our program and who have enjoyed and profited from a rich experience in Scouting.
The fact that a young man is an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting, but also as he enters higher education, business or industry, and community service. The goals of Scouting—citizenship, training, character development, and personal fitness—remain important for all Eagle Scouts through adulthood. By fully utilizing the strengths of our Eagle Scouts, we can do much to chart the future of Scouting. They can help transmit, from generation to generation, the ideals, ethics, and values that Scouting represents.
To launch the next 100 years of local Scouting, the Southern Sierra Council is starting an Eagle Scout Alumni Association, whose primary role is to provide the council with advice, new ideas, and recommendations as to how we can improve our council’s Scouting program. Participation in the alumni association is without cost to you. While participation in the alumni association does not require you to become an adult leader in Scouting, the alumni association will provide an opportunity for interested adult Eagle Scouts to become active Scouting volunteers.
The Southern Sierra Council would be honored by your presence at:
The First Annual Southern Sierra Council’s Eagle Scout Alumni Convocation
Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 6:30 pm
The Council Service Center,
2417 M Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Please RSVP by Friday, January 10, 2020, to Blake Nettleton
Blake.Nettleton@scouting.org or 661.325.9036