For the first time in the history of the Boy Scouts of America, we will be bringing the entire Scouting community together for a single, nationwide event to celebrate our organization and reflect on what it has meant to millions of America’s youth.
On Saturday, July 31, 2010, the Scouting family — past, present and future — will be able take part in a special nationwide broadcast, "A Shining Light Across America," from the 100th Anniversary National Jamboree in Fort AP Hill, Virginia.
In addition, as part of the event, local councils across America will be gathering together in venues large and small — whether a camp, community center, or a sports stadium — to host their own Shining Light activities leading up to the broadcast and will be encouraging all Scouts, Scouting volunteers, alumni, families and community supporters to join in the festivities.
We look forward to shining a light on our rich heritage, on our core values and on our role in shaping America’s youth. We hope you will join in the celebration!
To learn about plans in your community, contact your local BSA council office. For BSA staff and volunteers planning local activities, a toolkit will soon be available on YourSource.
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