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From the Desk of the Scout Executive – April 2017

To me, springtime has always been a time for renewal. The days are getting longer, and hopefully warmer, so I think it’s naturally a time of more activity. Spring cleaning comes to the inside of the home, and our yards outside start to demand some attention.

In my faith walk it’s also the time we talk about renewal; and with my April 1st anniversary start date as your Council Scout Executive I’m always thinking about the journey we’ve been on, and what we can improve on next. Heck, it’s opening day for baseball, where every team gets to dream big!

Your Council teams are in full swing:

  • Our membership team is helping Packs get ready for spring recruiting which starts April 10th. This is the best time to capture new Tigers and their families for a summer adventure.
  • Our Friends of Scouting teams are busy finishing the Family Campaign. Has your unit had their presentation yet?
  • Our Board and Prepared. For Life. table hosts are following up on givers who missed our terrific March 22nd community breakfast to secure their pledge for the coming year.
  • Our TVEX task force has planned a great event for this weekend out at the valley, “the Amazing Race”.
  • Our Summer camp leadership team is busy filling out their staffs and planning a great 2017 summer season.
  • Our Properties group is very busy figuring out all our improvement projects at TVSR that will be happening this Spring, and during and after our summer season. It’s truly exciting to see all the progress we have made. Look for more improvements at the East waterfront, a major rehab of the Life Lodge, more roofs and latrine work, new cots & tents, a new campsite at Cub Scout Adventure Camp; and finishing the Harvard St service center project so the back of our building won’t fall down.

I hope your Pack, Troop, Crew and Post are making great plans. I hope you and your family are planning your next Scouting adventure. Scouting is alive and well, and like a spring bulb, is just waiting to burst forth to bring good things to our community. Thanks for being a part of this important movement.

I’ll see you at the Valley,
Jeff