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Nominations open for BSA National Hall of Leadership

March 19, 2009

The Boy Scouts of America has announced that nominations are open in the Mason-Dixon Council in Hagerstown and across the country for the BSA 100th Anniversary National Hall of Leadership.

This is an opportunity for anyone to recognize outstanding leadership by a Scout, registered Scout leader, or Scouting volunteer who made a significant difference in the life of another by the extraordinary service they have given ... and the Scouting virtues they have modeled.

"This is a one-time opportunity to honor, recognize and thank Scouts, leaders and any living person who has served as a Scouting volunteer from across the country for the extraordinary difference they have made in the lives of others through their leadership," said Mark Barbernitz, Mason-Dixon Council Scout executive. "We can't think of a better way to help celebrate Scouting's 100th Anniversary than by giving the citizens of the communities we serve the opportunity to remember and honor these individuals in the Mason-Dixon Council who have made such a significant contribution to the lives of others and improved the quality of life for all."

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Inductions into the National Hall of Leadership will be based on stories submitted online to local BSA councils across the U.S. and reviewed by a national panel of judges. Those stories must explain how nominees made an extraordinary difference in the lives of others through their leadership.

Nominations will be posted through the Hall of Leadership section of www.Scouting.org/100years. Each online nomination is submitted in the form of a story and must be 450 words or less. The nomination period closes Feb. 8, 2010, which marks the 100th anniversary of the country's largest youth-serving organization. Judging will then begin for the final inductees National Hall of Leadership.

The roster of inductees will be announced at the BSA National Annual Meeting in Dallas in May 2010. The National Hall of Leadership is just one of many programs being unveiled this year as part of Scouting's 100th anniversary celebration.




About the Boy Scouts of America



Serving more than 4.6 million youth between the ages of 7 and 20, with more than 300 councils throughout the United States and its territories, the BSA is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The Scouting movement is comprised of 1.2 million volunteers, whose dedication of time and resources has enabled the BSA to remain the nation's leading youth-service organization. For more information on the BSA, please visit www.Scouting.org.

More information about 100 Years of Scouting can be found at www.Scouting.org/100years.

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