Since its origin, the scouting program is an educational experience designed to build character, physical fitness, practical skills and community service.
Currently in Colusa County three is a troop chartered in the City of Colusa, Troop 5; and Dan Garvin of the Buttes Area District hopes to find members to charter Troop 1122 in Williams.
“We are looking for individuals who are interested in starting a Boy Scout Charter here in Williams,” said Garvin, “and starting with the elementary school is the best way to start.”
On Tuesday, September 16, Garvin held a meeting of anyone interested to begin this task.
“We need at least five boys for membership, and five adults to help with the charter,” said Garvin.
All of the Boy Scout materials are available in both English and in Spanish.
From Cub Scouts (ages 7 to 11) to Boy Scouts (ages 11 to 18), boys learn to follow and then to lead, as they grow within the Scouting framework – all the while forming and cultivating lifelong friendships.
Cub Scouting offers young boys the opportunity to work and play together. As Cub Scouts, boys learn leadership and participation, have fun and enriching experiences, and learn to take their place in the community. The Cub Scout motto is “Do My Best.” “Do My Duty,” and “Help Other People.”
“My goal is to have a Scout Troop in Williams, Arbuckle, Princeton and Maxwell,” said Garvin.
For more information, contact Dan Garvin at (916) 275-1541 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.■