TERRE HAUTE -- The Boy Scouts of America will celebrate its 100th anniversary Monday, and the local Crossroads of America Council within the organization is planning a celebration event Saturday, Feb. 13.
The annual District Awards Dinner, set for Saturday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m., in the Meadows Shopping Center's Banquet Center, will serve a dual role this year.
The dinner will recognize top scouts and honorees from several area cities and also allow alumni scouts to return as part of the centennial celebration.
Tickets to the District Awards Dinner area available for purchase for $15 at the Terre Haute Office, located at 501 S. 25th St. Additional information may be obtained from Jaime Wilder or Debbie Morgan by calling 812-232-9496.
The Crossroads of America Council annually serves more than 30,000 youth in 25 central Indiana counties, including Clay County. Boy Scouts of America is a youth development organization designed to prepare young people to make ethical and moral decisions throughout their lifetimes. The goals of scouting consist of citizenship training, character education and personal fitness.
Throughout the Boy Scout program, young people are encouraged to advance through ranks by fulfilling requirements in the areas of leadership, service and outdoor skills.