Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Scouting is 100 Years Old - Support The Local Region

Friends and those I do not yet know.

A number of us are putting a lot of effort into creating a spectacular event on October 6, 2007 in Beacon Hill park. We hope you will be bringing all your youth to have fun and celebrate their new year of Scouting in this 100th year of the movement.

The event is open to the public and we hope many will come to help invigorate local groups who have grown smaller over the years. However we need to advertise.

We have a great opportunity with the Times Colonist to print a special insert which will do two things:
1. It will advertise the event.
2. It will create a keep sake for anyone involved in Scouting to hold on to for years.

BUT WE NEED TO SUPPORT THIS BY PUTTING IN TRIBUTES TO OUR KIDS, OUR PARENTS, OUR FRIENDS AND OURSELVES!!!

The deadline is September 21, 2006. It costs $30 and you get a photo and five lines of text honouring your scouting members. call the T/C at 386-2121 or email specials@tc.canwest.com

There are very few placed so far. PLEASE place a tribute yourself (we all know someone in scouting). And encourage parents of your youth to do so as well.

WHY? Because it will help promote Scouting, and the centennial event and help attract more people to Scouting. And you get a great keepsake out of it. The more tributes placed the more impressive it will be to the public. As well the more promotion we get out of it.

So, hop on board.

If you have questions, comments, concerns, criticisms etc. I am happy to hear them.

Thanks for your on going support.

YIS

PS: I have attached the info from the paper on what is being done and how to place a tribute.

James Legh
Deputy Area Commissioner-Events
Greater Victoria Area
Scouts Canada
250.658.0220
james@legh.ca

100 YEARS OF SCOUTING 1907-2007,
Join the Celebrations Throughout the Year

As stated by Winston Churchill:

In this uncertain world one cannot be sure of much. But it seems probable that one or two hundred years hence, or it may be more, these three monuments (one of which is Scouting) that we have seen set up in our lifetime will still proclaim the fame of their founders, not in the silent testimony of bronze or stone, but as institutions guiding and shaping the lives and thoughts of men.

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