Dear Scouters of Shining Waters Council,
Happy Founder's Day! Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Worldwide Scouting Movement and Chief Scout of the World, was born on February 22, 1857. His birthday is celebrated as Founder's Day by Scouts across the World. We hope you had an eventful day today too.
Since the founding of the Scouting Movement in 1907, some 500 million people have been Scouts worldwide, including prominent people in every field. Today, Scouts is the World's largest youth educational youth movement. All this would not have been possible without dedicated volunteers like you - the main life force sustaining the Scouting Movement for our youths. Thank you!
This year, Shining Waters Council would like to recognize our Area Scouters in particular. Almost all our Area Scouters are also Front-line Group/Section Scouters. They stepped up to take on additional Area roles to help support other Groups. They made many great things possible - Area Events, Training Events, Scouter Onboarding Support, Recognition, Group Support, Popcorn, Safety, and much more. Our Area Scouters fostered a sense of community and comraderies between local groups. Often, they serve quietly in the background and for many years. For this reason, Shining Waters Council would like to shine our spotlight on the following
who served in an Area or Council capacity during the Area Support Model Era between 2002 and 2019.