100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts recognized by Midvale mayor and city council
The Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America is 100 years old. This accomplishment was recognized by the Midvale mayor and city council with a proclamation at the Aug. 14 city council meeting.
Scouts and leaders who attended the meeting were called to the front of the room. Mayor Robert Hale read the proclamation to them.
Hale announced that, “In 1918, the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America was formed as part of a scouting movement all across America and the world.”
Hale went on to say, “Beginning with its incorporation, the mission of the Great Salt Lake Council has been to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes.”
The proclamation described how this is done by instilling in young people the values of the Scout oath and law, which among other things states the pledge of duty to God and country, and to help other people at all times.