Our Baltimore Area Council 101st Annual Business Meeting was led by Chair Barry Williams in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building in Ellicott City recently. This meeting was an organized opportunity to showcase Scouting’s works during the past year. The meeting underscores the efforts of tens of thousands of dedicated volunteers, parents and friends who are determined to help Scouting in providing high quality programs for our youth.
Of note, Strategic Plan Chair, Chris Inglis, led the organization of our new five-year Strategic Plan. It is the board’s intent to help guide all aspects of this plan for the future of the communities we strive to serve.
Executive Board Member Delegate Steve Deboy joined me in participating in the 25th Anniversary of the “We Remember” service project held at the Baltimore National Cemetery over the Memorial Day week-end. It was a remarkable sight to see some 1,400 youth and adults place some 44,000 flags on the gravesites of veterans. Some 600 youth and adults also remembered our veterans at the Garrison Forest Cemetery.
Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation http://www.broadcreekbsa.org opened its 64th summer camp program with both a new 19 acres http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-06-25/explore/ph-ag-scouts-land-0627-20120625_1_broad-creek-boy-scouts-baltimore-area-council and the site of a new Aquatics Center. This new waterfront will give Scouts at Summer Camp an aquatics adventure almost 3/4 of a mile wide.
Our Scouting community is grateful to Colonel Rothstein, Commanding Officer, and many from the Fort Meade community for graciously agreeing to provide facilities for the STEM merit badge program on September 8th. For updates about this and other STEM events, visit http://www.baltimorebsa.org/STEM.