Friday, February 22, 2013

Partner in Scouting Award

Valley Oaks Elementary Principal Gary Henry accepted the 2012 Partner in Scouting Award on behalf of Spring Branch ISD during the Mustang District Leadership Appreciation Dinner, which was held Feb. 1 at the Cockrell Scout Center in Houston.

The Scouting award was presented to Principal Henry at the dinner by District Director Paul Cowan.

District officials report the Partner in Scouting Award was created to recognize organizations that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support and promote Scouting through their direct involvement within Scouting and to the community at large.

“Scouting cannot exist without such dedicated support,” Mustang District leaders state. “This organization has supported the Boy Scouts of America from the very earliest introduction of Scouting in the early decades of the 20th century. As the population of the area grew in the 1930s and 1940s so did this organization and the Scouting movement.”

SBISD’s support for local Scouting includes the following:

  • Permits Scouts access to school facilities 
  • Permits distribution of literature to students
  • Allows approved volunteers to visit lunch rooms
  • Promotes positive publicity through newsletters, marquees and other media
  • Strengthens partnership by helping Scouting assist with outreach needs
  • Provides district maps and enrollment statistics for strategic planning
  • Superintendent’s Office support
 “There are so many additional ways that SBISD has supported the Boy Scouts of America, Mustang District,” the group also stated in its presentation. “Suffice it to say, without the support and direct involvement from the Superintendent’s Office to the custodial staff of each and every facility we utilize, Scouting would be hard pressed to function in the Spring Branch area.”



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