Boy Scouts Dedicate Centennial Legacy Wall
Scouts and Scouting supporters gathered on Saturday, June 15, to celebrate the dedication of the Alameda Council, Boy Scouts of America, Centennial Legacy Wall. The Scouts installed the tribute at the Alameda Council service center, 1714 Everett St., to honor the first century of Scouting in Alameda. Council President, Hon. Ben Reyes, emceed the gathering and Mayor Marilyn Ezzy-Ashcraft (an Eagle Scout mom) attended to dedicate the wall. Ezzy-Ashcraft shared her own personal reflections on Scouting’s influence on the Alameda community.
Generous donors purchased tiles — to commemorate Alameda Council’s 100th anniversary in 2017 — in support of the Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign as a lasting legacy to Scouting past and present. A limited number of additional tiles are available for purchase by contacting the Alameda Council at 522-2772 or www.bsa-alameda.org.
The Alameda Council is entering a second century of local Scouting with the inclusion of females in all programs. Cub Scout packs for girls (grades K through 5) and Scouts BSA troops for young women (ages 11 to 18) have already formed. Venturing continues as a co-ed program for young men and women (ages 13 to 20).
Since 1917, the Alameda Council BSA has been a cornerstone of community service for Alameda’s youth. The Scouting program provides outdoor skills, leadership training, character development, physical education and promotes active citizenship for all participants. The
Alameda Council is one of the largest organizations serving Scouting-age youth in Alameda.
Alameda Council was the 22nd chartered council (out of more than 300 councils nationwide) and is one of Scouting’s three smallest community-based councils.
Learn more about Alameda Scouting at www.bsa-alameda.org.