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August 10, 2010 > Mission Peak District hosts 'Scout Day'

Mission Peak District hosts 'Scout Day'

Submitted By Joe Barton, Mission Peak District Executive

On Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Lake Elizabeth picnic area C (next to the Boat House), the local Boy Scout district will host Scout Day.

It will begin with a 9/11 remembrance and flag ceremony at 9 a.m. followed by Cub Scout games and Boy Scout Dragon Boat races. The aim is to increase community awareness of Scouting. The event chairperson is Mission Peak District Chairman and former Fremont Vice Mayor Steve Cho.

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults (young men and women) to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and to develop personal fitness. The Mission Peak District serves more than 2,500 members and their families in Fremont, Newark and Union City.

2010 is the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. The Scouts hosted the Centennial "Nor Cal Jamboree" at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton from April 15 to 18, 2010. During this four-day scouting fair, the venue hosted more than 20,000 attendees who included Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, families and community members who wished to visit. To date, it is the largest Scout gathering except for the National Jamboree.

Scout Day will demonstrate Scouting to the local community and explain how to get involved. Scout Day is a free event and families are encouraged join the Scouts and participate in the fun. There are programs for all ages. They include "Cub Scouting: Boys First through Fifth grade;" "Boy Scouting: Boys Sixth through Twelfth grade and "Venturing: Young men and women, ages 13-21."

To find a local scout group, contact Joe Barton at (510) 577-9227 or joe.barton@scouting.org or visit www.beascout.org

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