Buckskin Council Courier
The Buckskin Council Courier is our quarterly newsletter, and is full of information for upcoming events at both the Council and District levels.
Parents are increasingly concerned about the messages children receive from television, music, the Internet,
and video games, and the pervasive “anything goes” mentality that exists in our society.
Unfortunately, no one is born with good character and strong values; those are learned from friends, peers,
mentors, and religious leaders. While building character is primarily the role of parents, the Boy Scouts of
America is concerned about the state of America’s youth and helping them understand that good character
is the foundation of a happy and successful life.
As Scout leaders, we have the duty to teach the importance of values and responsibility to today’s youth—
not only right from wrong, but values such as fairness, courage, honor, and respect for others with different views.
Since 1910, words like “trustworthy, loyal, brave, clean, and reverent” from our Scout Law have come to epitomize
what the BSA has stood for. Over the past 106 years, parents have come to know that Scouting helps instill character in
The Boy Scouts of America has helped lay the foundation for the future for more than 130 million alumni and
members. In fact, independent studies show that adults who participated in Scouting as youth are more likely to put the needs
of others before themselves; make honest, not easy, decisions; and value education and the environment.
Today, the BSA’s responsibility is no different. We reach out to youth from all economic, ethnic, and religious walks
of life who share our values. America’s youth are too important to our nation’s future to ignore their character development.
That is why we know an investment in America’s youth will pay dividends today and tomorrow.
February is Scout Anniversary month. Let’s celebrate our past and look forward to our future!
Good Scouting to you and yours,
Jeffrey L. Purdy
Volunteers are the heart of scouting, and in the Buckskin Council we have a group who quietly serve you by making sure the newsletters and other key communications are prepared, labeled and mailed. We always look forward to seeing these volunteers in the council office, and we think it is important to let our leaders know who these folks are so you can thank them when you see them!
The person who leads the charge is Bonnie Starling!
The Courier March helpers were, Art Altman, Phil Gaarenstrom, Jack Robertson, Carleton Starr and Grace Tolbert.
The Newsletter is folded on the last Tuesday of each
month, between August and May, starting around 8:30 and ending around noon.
If you would like to join this great group of people, call the Scout Service Center at 304-340-3663 and let us know. We would greatly appreciate your help.