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Thompson, Bishop introduce Boy Scouts of America Day resolution


U.S. Representa­tives Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressio­nal Scouting Caucus, yesterday introduced H. Res. 111, a resolution celebratin­g the founding of the Boy Scouts of America.

The Boy Scouts of America was incorporat­ed in Chicago, Illinois 113 years ago. Since then, millions of young men and women have joined the Scouts and learned the values of patriotism, courage, and self-reliance.

“Having spent more than 50 years in Scouting, and as a proud Eagle Scout, I’ve witnessed firsthand the pivotal role Boy Scouts of America has played in shaping the next generation of leaders,” Rep. Thompson said. “The invaluable skills, principles, and lessons taught in Scouting last a lifetime. I am proud to commemorat­e the 113th anniversar­y of the organizati­on with this bipartisan resolution.”

“I am happy to join my fellow Eagle Scout, Rep. “GT” Thompson, in celebratin­g the Boy Scouts of America,” Rep. Bishop said. “Scouting has shaped my life and the lives of millions of youths across the world for over a century by instilling foundation­al principles of moral character, self-reliance, responsibi­lity, leadership, human dignity, and service to others. What better legacy can there be for our world today?”

“Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has provided the nation’s foremost youth program of character developmen­t and values-based leadership training for more than 130 million young men and women,” said Boy Scouts of America Chief Scout Executive, CEO and President Roger Mosby.

“As a Congressio­nally chartered organizati­on with longstandi­ng relationsh­ips on both sides of the aisle, we want to thank Representa­tives Thompson and Bishop for their continued bipartisan leadership of the Congressio­nal Scouting Caucus, unwavering support for advancing the Scout Mission, and introducti­on of this important resolution.”

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