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Posted: Saturday, February 13, 2010 12:00 am

On Feb. 6, I attended the Scout-O-Rama on the Lodi High School campus — a very uplifting event showcasing the fine leadership, values, skills and training available to our local youth.

This being the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, I was touched by the interest shown in some 100-year-old Scout memorabilia from my family. My father had been a member of Lord Baden-Powell's founding Boy Scout troop in London, England in 1908, two years before the start of the Boy Scouts of America.

After my father came to Canada, he became very active in the Boy Scouts there, and in 1950 he received a commendation from the governor-general of Canada for his work in Scouting.

Present-day Boy and Girl Scouts are becoming more and more involved in community service projects at a time when we need volunteers to do things we have taken for granted for so long — things that city services and agencies can no longer do for our community in the present economy. It is exciting to see our youth taking responsibility for our community's environment by helping to plant trees, improving our parks and being available wherever community volunteers are needed.

Lifetime lessons are being learned, so please support Scouting and all it has meant to our youth for the past 100 years.

Joyce Harmon

Tree Lodi, Inc.

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