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May 9, 2006 > Scouting celebrates 50 years in Tri-City area

Scouting celebrates 50 years in Tri-City area

"In this year 2006 Celebrating Fremont, it should be recognized that Fifty years ago, the Mission Peak District came into creation to become responsible for the delivering boy scouting program in Fremont, Union City and Newark."

District Chairperson Alan Olsen said " We are proud to say that in the last fifty years, over 50,000 people have benefited from the Scouting program whose Mission is to prepare young people (men and women) to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of Citizenship, Character Development, Mental and Physical Fitness. Notable alumni of the scouting program in Mission Peak include Fremont City Engineer Norm Hughes and Doctor Jim Gearhart.

"Scouting has changed over the last fifty years just as society has. The program now includes women in leadership and in venture scouts. The leadership, which is all volunteer, now includes people of all creeds and nations, reflecting the changing demographics of the Tri-City area. What has not changed are the values of scouting delivering a program with timeless values in developing citizenship, character and fitness" said District Executive David Rodriguez.

A special 50th Anniversary Dinner will be held
Saturday, May 13
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church
32975 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City, California
R.S.V.P. / more info Chappie Lindsay, 510/490.7008
(Reservations highly recommended)
wchapmanlindsaydpm@msn.com
Price:  $10.00 until the 12th   $15.00 at the door
Checks should be made payable to "SFBAC"

Ticket reservation forms are available on the district website at:
http://www.sfbac.org/mp/events/dist_dinner/DDINVITE06.pdf



For more information about Mission Peak District,  contact Alan Olsen, District Chairman Tel 796-3755  aolsen@groco.com or David Rodriguez, District Exec, davidr@sfbac.org or 577-9000 x127 or District Commissioner, Dan Welsh, tel: 226-6979 danwelsh@mcihispeed.net   or visit our website,  www.sfbac.org/mp

For more information on Cub Scouting (boys 1st -5th grade), check out www.joincubscouting.org   Cub Scouting is part of the Boy Scouts of America.

For more information on Boy Scouting ( boys 6th-12th grade), check out http://www.scouting.org/boyscouts/index.html

For more information on Venture Scouting (formerly known as the Explorer Scout Program) ( coed ages 14-20) check out http://www.scouting.org/venturing/about/index.html
For more info on the District 50th Anniversary Dinner event,  contact Activities Coordinator Chappy Lindsay, 510/490-7008  wchapmanlindsaydpm@msn.com
The Mission of Scouting is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of Citizenship, Character Development, Mental and Physical Fitness

Mission Statement
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Scout Oath
 
Scout Law
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
 
A Scout is:
Trustworthy
Loyal
Helpful
Friendly
Courteous
Kind
 
Obedient
Cheerful
Thrifty
Brave
Clean
Reverent

Vision Statement
The Boy Scouts of America is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.
In the future Scouting will continue to
* Offer young people responsible fun and adventure;
* Instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law;
* Train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership;
* Serve America's communities and families with its quality, values-based program.

 
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