President Bush receives Silver Buffalo, thanks BSA for its example of 'service, character, and citizenship'
Since it was introduced in 1925, the BSA Silver Buffalo Award for noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth has been presented to more than 600 outstanding Americans, including 14 presidents of the United States.
In response, President Bush sent the letter shown at right to Chief Scout Executive Roy L. Williams:
Goodwill Industries honors BSA
Begun a century ago by a Methodist minister in Boston's South End for the purpose of giving people hope, dignity, and independence, Goodwill Industries has grown into a 215-member organization in the United States, Canada, and 24 other countries.
In presenting the BSA with its Shared Heritage Award, the organization noted that its relationship with Scouting "goes back as far as World War II, when the two community agencies teamed up to collect scrap metal and other materials under the 'Salvage for Victory!' program."
Scouts "continue every year to distribute and later collect hundreds of thousands of bags for donations to Goodwill." In addition to helping people in need, such projects provide Scouts "with community service experience, leadership opportunities, and exposure to the world of work...
"Through the direct application of Scouting time and talents, [local Goodwill organizations] have benefited from millions of dollars in ultimate retail sales to be used for employment and training programs in their communities."
New BSA registration fee increase effective Jan. 1
Beginning Jan. 1, 2003, the Boy Scouts of America will increase its registration fee from $7 to $10 per year for traditional members. This increase will affect youth and adults registering in packs, troops, teams, crews, and ships, as well as council employees, and council and district volunteers.
The $10 prorated fees will become effective for any traditional membership (whether it is recharter, new, additional registration, or other) with a membership effective date of Jan. 1, 2003, or later. Membership that has an effective date of Dec. 1, 2002, or earlier will be charged the $7 prorated fee.
For more information, contact your local Scout council service center.
Get your Scouting magazine index for 2001
The 2001 Index for Scouting magazine and indexes for each year back to 1970 are available.
For an index, send a self-addressed, first-class-stamped 8-by-10-inch envelope; for more than three, add additional postage.
Order the indexes from Scouting Magazine Index, S304, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079.
The 2001 index is also available on the Scouting magazine Web site, www.scoutingmagazine.org, along with indexes for every year back to 1993.
September 2002 Table of Contents
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