Boy Scouts of America Response to Haiti


Power of Scouting in Haitian Relief Efforts

The news coming out of Haiti is very grave. So many citizens are missing or are in need of immediate care. “Our hearts and prayers go out to those suffering at this very difficult time,” said BSA International Commissioner Jim Turley.

There is one small beacon of hope. World Scouting has been in contact with a member of the Scouts and Guides of France who happened to be in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, during this horrific earthquake. “This Scouter reports that our brother and sister Scouts are helping in the relief effort. No one should ever underestimate the power of Scouting! ‘Be Prepared’ are not just words on a piece of paper. Rather, they are a call to action,” explained Turley.

Agencies trained in disaster relief are already on the ground in Haiti. Additionally, the U.S. is sending military troops and supplies to further assist rescue and relief efforts. But there are still a number of ways members of the BSA can help in Haiti. The biggest need right now is financial resources to purchase emergency supplies; later it will be to help rebuild once the emergency of the coming days has passed.

The most efficient way to meet immediate needs is through your local American Red Cross Chapter. The BSA has a long-standing relationship with the American Red Cross and has every bit of faith that monetary donations will be put to use in the most effective way.

Also the World Organization of the Scout Movement is accepting donations to meet immediate needs.  BSA members may visit their Web site at: .

For rebuilding projects, our members are encouraged to make contributions to the BSA’s World Friendship Fund. All monies collected here will be set aside for future projects requested by the Scout Association of Haiti. To conduct a local fund raising program, contact your local council for World Friendship Fund brochures (No. 130159), posters (No. 22609), coffee can labels (No. 22620), and DVDs (No. 22611).

Roger Schrimp, chairman of the BSA’s International Committee, adds, “At the end of the day, it does not matter how big or small an individual’s contribution is. We all give what we can afford. That’s what we do in Scouting. These are our friends, our fellow Scouts. They need our help. ‘On my honor, I will do my best!’ is a pledge that each of us has taken as a Scout.”

Backpack Tents

From S. Jenkins
I will be bringing all 13 of the Troop 54 Sports Authority backpack tents for the Scouts in the event that it is too cold for them to sleep under the tarps. However, the adults will have to bring their own.

I still have three of the Sports Authority backpack tents available for $25 if any of the adults needs a tent to sleep in. If not, I will open it up to the full Troop.

Monday Website Training

On Monday, Jan. 25, there will be a website training for the scouts and any adults who missed the presentation at the parents meeting. After the training, you will know how to be a user, upload pictures and videos, and many more.

Scout Troop in Morelia Mexico Would like to interchange with troop 54


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show details Jan 18 (2 days ago)

hi! my name is paulina castro and i´m scout too, i live in morelia mexico and gary justin melgarejo is my cousin, i know what he finist the course and now he es an eagle, and when his mom and dad comes to morelia in christmas vacations they give to me something scouts things of gary, but i like to see if you can interchange scout things about your troop or scout movement.

here in mexico, the scout movement are so different.. begining whit que uniform colors.. but i really like to be scout and gary are out the scout movement now.

i don´t speak english very well but i try because i wanna interchange scout things for my scout group to you troop…

my scout group name is numbre 32 Ave Fenix, and i´m akela.. the leader.. i´m working with children about 6 to 10 years and i have now about 36 childen in my section… and in february 21 we have here in morelia the more biggest liz flower and is an national celebrate..

i hope you understand me and i hope too you speak spanish..


forever ready

paulina castro melgarejo


Junior Leading Trainning

All Scouts attending Junior Leader Training this weekend,
Just a reminder that we would like to try to leave Cal High parking lot (by the arboretum) at 4:30 pm Friday. So try to come a little early.

Please wear your class A uniform and bring your class B. Plus bring your essentials, warm sleeping bag, ground pad, warm jacket, chair, and money for dinner at Farmer Boys.

Thanks and see you tomorrow.

Eric Masters


TEN COMMANDMENT HIKE 2010Hosted By the Rio Hondo District
Saturday, March 13, 2010

All are invited, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Youth Groups & anyone interested in learning about the diversity of faiths in our community.
The hike is approximately 3 miles long and visits many houses of worship in the Montebello area.

H2O during the hike will be provided. Registration will begin at 8:30am. Hike will begin from 9am till approximately 2:30pm.

I will have more information at the next Scout meeting. I think it would be great if we could get a large group from Troop 54 to participate in this. Please call me on my cell (562) 762-9932 if you have any questions.

Steve Vermilye
East Whittier Middle School
Whittier, California
Phone: (562) 789-7263


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