AUGUSTA – The Maine State Legislature will host Scout Recognition Day on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The annual event was created to honor the youth and volunteers involved in Maine’s scouting programs.
Scouts and their families are welcome to set up display items in the Hall of Flags where they may meet their local legislators. There are also opportunities for scouts to serve as pages in the House and Senate, lead the Pledge of Allegiance, sing the National Anthem and lead the opening prayer.
Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) said, “Scouting is a time-honored tradition in Maine that helps instill important leadership qualities in our young people that benefit them and their communities later on in life. I always look forward to seeing the young leaders of tomorrow at the State House, and I would encourage all of Maine’s scouts to attend this terrific event.”
The Hall of Flags will feature presentations of Eagles Scout projects and Gold Award recipients as well as information about scout camps and other programs. We will also honor the 2016 Class of Eagle and Gold Award recipients.
All Maine scouts are invited to tour the Maine State Museum and the State House and have the opportunity to earn a Citizenship and Nation Badge!
Those who are interested are encouraged to reach out their scout leaders for more information or contact Pine Tree & Katahdin Council of Boy Scouts -Chuck: firstname.lastname@example.org, (207) 400-9850
For the Girl Scouts of Maine, contact: Patti: