House Resolution 57 was filed today to honor the Boy Scouts of America and the Order of the Arrow. Representative Bell, an Eagle Scout himself, was a primary sponsor. Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting.
The Boy Scouts were founded on February 8, 1910 and five years later — one hundred years ago on Sunday — the Order of the Arrow was created in recognition of those Scouts who have truly committed themselves to live by both the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
North Carolina is home to nearly 150,000 Boy Scouts and nearly 6,000 Order of the Arrow members. They perform hundreds of thousands of hours of community service every year for the people of North Carolina, representing millions of dollars in time, talent, and materials to improve the State’s parks, schools, retirement centers, and other public areas.
For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, visit their website at scouting.org.