Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Clayton: Local Boys Scouts to Host Fundraising Event

On Thursday, April 23, 2009, the Clayton County Boy Scouts of America will host the 1st Annual Tara District Golden Eagle Low Country Boil at Stately Oaks Plantation in Jonesboro, Georgia. The mission of the 1st Annual Tara District Golden Eagle Low Country Boil is to provide an avenue for community leaders to raise funds to support the Clayton County Boy Scouts of America “Friends of Scouting” Campaign.

The event, which will last from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., is being sponsored by the Southside Seafood Co., who is a member of the Morrow Business and Tourism Association. There is no specific price to attend the event. During the event, everyone in attendance will be asked to make a meaningful contribution through a pledge that they can pay over the remainder of the year.

“Friends of Scouting” is the annual campaign where the Atlanta Area Council asks Scouting families, businesses, and civic-minded citizens to support the Scouts’ mission of providing the Scouting program to tens of thousands of young people in the Atlanta Area, which includes Clayton County. Supporting “Friends of Scouting” provides many opportunities for our local Scouts, including local programs and activities throughout the council territory; camp scholarships, uniforms, and registration fees for at-risk youths; accident and liability insurance to protect both youth and adult members; professional staff who counsel, guide, and inspire volunteer leadership; and many more.

For almost 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives. The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

The Atlanta Area Council Boy Scouts of America covers 13 metro-Atlanta Counties: Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, and Rockdale. Last year, the Atlanta Area Council served over 44,000 youth, and 10,000 adult volunteers, with over 900 youth 400 adults in Clayton County Scouting. The Atlanta Area Council Volunteer Service Center, located at 1800 Circle 75 Pkwy, Atlanta, Georgia, is the operations center for all of the Council’s activities throughout the year.

For more information about the 1st Annual Tara District Golden Eagle Low Country Boil, please contact Lee Harper at 404-790-6455 or at lharper@atlantabsa.org.
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