Scouting has been around a long time in  Montevideo. Almost as long as scouting itself.

Scouting has been around a long time in  Montevideo. Almost as long as scouting itself.

On Feb. 8, 1910, the Boy Scouts of America were incorporated in Brooklyn, New York. One year later, in Feb. of 1911, the Montevideo Methodist Church chartered the very first Boy Scout program west of the Mississippi River.

As one of the nation’s largest and most prominent youth development organizations, the Boy Scouts provide opportunities and programs for young people that build character by  participating in citizenship and developing personal fitness. Across America, more than 2.4 million youth participate in scouting with the help of almost one million adult volunteers.

Over its 106 year existence, the Montevideo Boy Scout program has produced 152 Eagle Scouts. Last year alone saw five scouts from Montevideo attain scoutings’s highest achievement: they became Eagle Scouts.

Logan Sulflow, Carson Hein, Chase Collins, Kurt TeBeest, and Will Alex all became Eagle Scouts last year. “These boys worked hard, and each has accomplished a task required leadership and organization to earn the highest rank in scouting,” said Montevideo scoutmaster Jamie Winters.

The Boy Scouts seek to instill traditional values and inspire confidence in young boys while providing leadership skills in a fun and challenging, but safe environment.



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