updated: 12/13/2011 6:52:34 AM
The Boy Scouts of America is marking a record for its main fundraising event of the year in Indianapolis. Officials say nearly $2 million was brought in by its annual luncheon. The money supports several programs including an effort to provide Scouting for under served and at-risk youth.
December 12, 2011
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 12, 2011 – Governor Mitch Daniels honored Eagle Scout Cody Donahue, for his heroic efforts in 2010 when he risked his life in an attempt to save a Carmel High School maintenance worker following a lawn mower fire. Donahue was awarded the National Boy Scouts of America’s Honor Medal with Crossed Palms at the 16th Annual Governors Luncheon for Scouting.
“This is the sort of leadership you associate with Scouting. The courage, selflessness and leadership we associate with the highest order of citizenship,” said Daniels when he presented Donahue with the award.
The luncheon is the council’s main fundraiser for all Scouting programs and a record-breaking $1.197 million was raised. These donations will fund all Scouting programs including Scoutreach, which provides Scouting for underserved and at-risk youth.
Boy Scouts of America is a youth development organization that’s designed to prepare young people to make ethical and moral decisions throughout their lifetimes. The goals of Scouting consist of citizenship training, character development and personal fitness. Throughout the Boy Scout program, young people are encouraged to advance through ranks by fulfilling requirements in the areas of leadership, service and outdoor skills. To get more information on Scouting, call (317) 813-7125 or 877-925-1900 (toll free) or visit www.becomeascout.org.
Source: Boy Scouts of America