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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • United Way helps the Boy Scouts

  • Editor's Note: The United Way of Dodge City began its annual campaign on Sept. 1. The campaign will run until Feb. 14. In light of United Way's efforts to raise funds for charitable organizations in Dodge City, the Daily Globe will be profiling these organizations. This week's organization is the Boy Scouts.
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  • Editor's Note: The United Way of Dodge City began its annual campaign on Sept. 1. The campaign will run until Feb. 14. In light of United Way's efforts to raise funds for charitable organizations in Dodge City, the Daily Globe will be profiling these organizations. This week's organization is the Boy Scouts. The Boy Scouts are an outdoor educational organization that teaches leadership. The branch that serves Ford County also serves approximately 3,100 families in southwest Kansas throughout 19 counties. About 640 adults are registered in the program. The region includes 74 “units,” or meeting places, for the Boy Scouts. There are some new enhancements being planned for the cub scouts program for 2015. The Scouts have developed a partnership with the Air Museum in Liberal and are looking at developing a partnership with the zoo in Garden City. The local council began in 1946. Scout Executive Michael Stewart said that the council has seen a slight drop in participation over the past five years. “What I've learned about this particular council is they really appreciate that youth have the opportunity to interact with adults and the outdoors and scouting really provides that opportunity to occur,” Stewart said. The Boy Scouts use United Way funds for recruitment and training materials. To get involved with the Boy Scouts, call (620) 275 - 5162. You can reach Pierre Dumont at (620) 408 - 9931 or pdumont@dodgeglobe.com.
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