Saturday, September 12, 2009

Boy Scouts of America Hold Scout Fair

The Boy Scouts of America in Clayton County District will be holding a free family event at Starr Park on Saturday, September 19, 2009. This event, which is called Tara District Scout Fair, will run from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This free family event will have a number of activities for children of all ages.

The Clayton County Scouts will be offering a number of activities including shooting slingshots, blow guns, and rockets. Most exciting, the Fire Department will be on hand giving tours of a fire truck. Richard Davies, the event coordinator and volunteer said, “This will be the best event of its kind in the county this year!”

Baker Field in Starr Park located at 803 Forest Parkway in Forest Park will host this free family event. District Commissioner Jerry Martin recently observed, “The Boy Scouts in Clayton Co are really stepping up to the plate by offering a family friendly event like this for free. Every family in Clayton County should make it a point to attend; it will be a great time.”

“It is important for the community to have places to interact together. I’m very proud of the numerous volunteers that spent many long hours working to make this event possible. Without them and the boys this couldn’t have been possible,” said Lee Harper, District Executive for the Tara District.

For almost 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives. The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

The Atlanta Area Council Boy Scouts of America covers 13 metro-Atlanta Counties: Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, and Rockdale. Last year, the Atlanta Area Council served over 44,000 youth, and 10,000 adult volunteers, with over 900 youth 400 adults in Clayton County Scouting. The Atlanta Area Council Volunteer Service Center, located at 1800 Circle 75 Pkwy, Atlanta, Georgia, is the operations center for all of the Council’s activities throughout the year.

For more information about the Tara District Scout Fair, please contact Lee Harper at 404-790-6455 or at lharper@atlantabsa.org
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