Mason-Dixon Council makes plans for Scout event

November 07, 2012
  • The commissioner staff of the Washington County District, Mason-Dixon Council, discuss the Scout show, Pictured, clockwise from bottom right, are Joseph Bach, district commissioner; Les Braun, commissioner; Fred Nugent, district membership chairman; Linda Zittle, commissioner; John Danko, commissioner; and Gary Stewart, commissioner.
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The commissioner staff of the Washington County District, Mason-Dixon Council, recently discussed plans for the first “disassembled” Scout show in the district’s history. 

Scout shows typically are held in large facilities such as an exhibition hall or open field area, and are designed to give the public the opportunity to see Scouts in action.

The program will be held during Scout Week, which is Feb. 3 to 9, 2013, and will occur in troop meeting rooms in church halls, civic club meeting rooms and dedicated Scout halls throughout the county.

Each troop will either select a skill to be the focal point of a show ’n’ do event, or host an open house program. 

Prospective Scouts and their parents will have the opportunity to see individual troops in action, meet the troop leadership and learn about the program activities planned for the troop year.


Individual Scouts in participating troops will receive a packet of invitation cards, listing their troop meeting place and time, chartered organization and a contact number. Scouts who bring guests to their troop will be entered into a drawing for Scout-related prizes.

“This program coordinates well with the requirement that second-year Webelos visit Scout troops in preparation for the spring crossover ceremonies, while it also will help to dispel the incorrect idea that only young men who were Cub Scouts can move on to the Boy Scout program,” said Fred Nugent, district membership chairman. 

The Boy Scout program serves those who are 10 1/2 years of age or have completed the fifth grade.

It shares the goals of character, fitness and citizenship development with the other Scout programs of Cub Scouting, Ventures and Exploring. 

The Boy Scout program uses the patrol method and outdoor program to meet these goals.

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