New Partnership Announced between Chatham County Park Services and Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America

 

For Immediate Release:  New Partnership Announced between Chatham County Park Services and Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America

 

(Savannah, Georgia)  The Coastal Georgia Council and Chatham County Park Services announced a new partnership agreement that will benefit the community as a whole, as well as local Boy Scout troops. Boy Scouts ‘Clean The Park’ Days at various county parks will be scheduled beginning in 2014.  Chatham County Park Services will provide Eagle Scout Project opportunities to Eagle Scout candidates throughout area parks and facilities.  Boy Scout troops will be able to use certain parks for field days, picnics and other Scouting events.Chatham County Park Services and Coastal Georgia Boy Scouts have also agreed to notify their members of each other’s special programs and opportunities for youth.

 

Through this new partnership with Chatham County Parks, we are encouraging Boy Scout Packs and Troops, as well as interested individuals to register now to participate in our first partnership effort, a Clean-up Day at the Blue Sky Preserve near I-95 at Hy 204. Enjoy the beauty of the Bottomland Hardwood Forest and Forested Depressional Wetlands as you meander along the trail helping to clean up this amazing piece of property. For questions or to volunteer, please contact Debbie Burke @ burked@thempc.org or 912-651-1489. Please RSVP, so that they can ensure that there will be plenty of drinks and snacks for all.

 

Scout Executive Tom Cardiff stated, “This will be a very productive partnership for both organizations, as well as the wider population. Opportunities for community service, environmental education and outdoor recreation are just some of the many potential benefits to area youth.”  Chatham County Parks and Recreation Services Manager, Steve Proper concurred, “ I believe that this partnership will enhance the programs of both organizations and will give area youth more opportunities for recreational and volunteer activities”

 

The Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America serves over 7500 young men and women annually through traditional scouting, inner city Scout Reach programs, Learning for Life and Explorer Post programs. Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be ‘Prepared. For Life.’

About:  The new council website address is http://www.coastalgeorgiabsa.org/  .  For more information or to arrange an interview, call Coastal Georgia Council Scout Executive, Tom Cardiff at 912-927-7272, ext. 205.

Submitted by:

Barbara Foley, M.Ed.

Outreach Director

Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America

Mobile Phone:  912-308-7892

Office Phone:  912-927-7272 x 212

11900 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA  31419

 

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