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March 8, 2005 > Mission Peak Scouts Honor Community Leaders

Mission Peak Scouts Honor Community Leaders

by Praveena Raman

The Mission Peak Scouting District will be honoring community leaders Nancy Farber, Washington Hospital CEO, and long time scouting volunteer Jo Marshall at a recognition breakfast. This event not only recognizes community leaders for their volunteer efforts but also educates and increases awareness of the scouting programs in the community.

The Mission Peak Scouting District serving Fremont, Newark and Union City has 2,500 youth members and 900 adult volunteers according to Garrett Yee, Mission Peak District chairman. Separate from the traditional scouting programs "Learning for Life" is a part of the Boy Scouts of America. These include Medical Explorer, Emergency Services Explorer (with the fire and police departments) and the Venture programs. They are co-educational for children over 14 years old. The Explorer programs focus on careers choices and partner high school students with community organizations. The Venture program focuses on outdoor activities.

Farber who is set to receive the Good Scout Award, attended Ohlone College prior to Stanford University and UCLA. She also serves on the board of directors of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and has won many accolades and distinctions for her contributions in the healthcare field.

"Nancy has not only served as the assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 2, which has blind youth members," said Garrett Yee, "but has also supported the Medical Explorer post at Washington Hospital, which is the largest explorer program in the San Francisco Bay Area Council"

Marshall is an 18 year scouting veteran. She has held several posts in the Mission Peak District and the San Francisco Bay Area Council (SFBAC). Presently she is the Council training chair and the webmaster for the District's website as well as for the First United Methodist Church where she serves as the flea market chairperson and choir member. She has been awarded the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver Award, the highest Council award given to an adult volunteer leader.

Proceeds from the breakfast will support the various scouting activities and educational and training programs for the youth in the community

More information about the Mission Peak District or the Explorer programs can be found at or (Medical Explorer), (Fremont Fire Explorers), (Fremont Police Explorer).

Community Recognition Breakfast
March 15

7 to 8:30 a.m.
Fremont Marriott.
46100 Landing Parkway, Fremont
Jan Giovannini-Hill at
Scott Evans at (510) 577.9000 x127 or
The event is free but donations are welcome.

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