Benjamin Lacy fundraising for BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
The goal of our fundraising is to help prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes.
Boy Scouts of America
Montgomery County, Maryland
Scouting in Montgomery County is organized as a countywide chartered district, and has a Board of Directors, a unit health committee that over see all aspects of scouting, and is supported by 4 paid professionals of the Boy Scouts of America. We ended 2010 with 8,295 registered youth and about 3,400 registered Adult Leaders enjoying the scouting program in 283 Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Teams, Venture Scout Crews and Sea Scout Ships. Over 100 different local organizations, businesses and churches sponsor Scouting units and programs in Montgomery County.
Montgomery’s scouting units collected over FORTY TONS of food during our annual scouting food drive. The food was distributed to the Manna Food Bank and other food banks in Montgomery County, and benefited many needy families in our county during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
In 2010, 397 Cub Scouts enjoyed the fun and adventure at our three Cub Scout Day Camps in Montgomery County. Boys in grades 1-5 enjoyed and learned to shoot BB guns, Bow’s and Arrows, made crafts, fished, played games, learned about nature and just had a lot of fun. In addition, it was an opportunity for Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts to demonstrate leadership by helping the adult volunteers at the camp. This year we hope to serve at least 550 cub scouts at our three day camps in 2011.
Over 1,000 Boy Scouts enjoyed the fun and adventure at week long resident summer camp. Boys age 10 and up enjoyed the outdoors, continuing to learn and grow with the added challenges found at Scout Camp. Several of our units with a total of 616 boys choose to have their experience with us at our beautiful Goshen Scout Reservation in Virginia. In addition, many of our Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts took advantage of the opportunity to travel to National High Adventure Bases such as Philmont and Sea Base.
In 2010, 183 young men in Montgomery earned the rank of Eagle Scout. This is the highest achievement in the Boy Scout program, and is only achieved by about four percent of those who enter the scouting program. These Eagle Scouts conducted service projects which totaled approximately 20,000 man- hours, improving our local communities.