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MAY BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
THE BOYS SCOUTS OF AMERICA

“Be Prepared. For Life.”

The Boy Scouts of America has a long and storied 
tradition in Osawatomie and Miami County, with decades 
of experience training young men to be leaders of their community. Through Troop 106 and Pack 3099, the Boy Scouts have been able to educate hundreds of boys over the years, teaching them practical skills for their future, how to be engaged citizens, and how to best exemplify each of the points of the Scout Law: being trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

One of the best things about Boy Scouts is that these points are taught in each and every meeting they have – often, without the boys’ notice. Their adult volunteers are able to teach by illustration while engaging in many different activities, including hiking, fishing, building, racing Pinewood Derby cars and camping…just to name a few.

Over the years, Scouting has expanded to include many different opportunities for our youth at every age level.  Cub Scouts has grown to provide a diverse array of adventures for elementary age boys, including extra opportunities in conservation and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). 

The merit badges available to Boy Scouts also continues to grow – there are now over 100 different badges our young men can earn, including archaeology, nuclear science, and space exploration! And Scouting does not end at Boy Scouts – they also have young adult programs available that focus on high adventure (Venturing), watercraft (Sea Scouting), and career exploration (Explorers).

The troop and pack of Osawatomie are both integral pieces of the Twin Rivers District, with their influence felt throughout Anderson, Franklin, Linn, and Miami counties and beyond. If you’d like more information or would like to know more about the different ways available to support Scouting in your community, you are always welcome to contact Travis Thompson, Twin Rivers District Executive, by phone (913) 963-6785) or by e-mail at travis.thompson2@scouting.org

Special for the Month:

The Boy Scouts of America will be hosting a coffee on Tuesday, May 15th at 10:00 a.m. at the Osawatomie Chamber Office (628 Main Street). Please show your support by attending this coffee. This is a great way to get to know the Travis and a great way to visit with other businesses! Your support for the Boys Scouts is appreciated!