SE Corner: Year Review & Thanks

Thanks to exceptional volunteers and Staff, we have had an outstanding 2019!

Congratulations to Jory Dellinger, the Development staff and the volunteers for achieving Journey to Excellence Gold status in endowment dollars raised. Another round of applause for volunteers, the Development team and all staff for achieving Journey to Excellence Gold Status in Fundraising.

Thanks to everyone’s efforts, the council will have raised almost &500,000 in ICL and $1.7 million in gross popcorn sales.

As for membership, the council recruited 1,238 new youth to Scouting this fall. Because of the wonderful volunteers and the entire staff, 27 new Family Packs, Scout Troops (including girls) and Explorer posts have been organized. 

This means we will have growth by five units over last year by the end of this year. These are quality units with the new volunteers trained and instructed in Youth Protection. 

The council has achieved many more successes this year. Everyone involved should be very proud. We certainly did GROW in 2019.

I have two successful grown children. Both my daughter and my son were involved in Scouting and on camp staff. I am honored to say my son is an Eagle Scout. Both my stepmother who raised me and my father are still alive and I cherish my children and my parents every day, especially during the holiday season. 

Most importantly, take time to cherish your loved ones like I do and have a safe and wonderful holiday

I cannot thank everyone enough for all you have done for me and the council!

Happy Holidays.