Scouts Partnership Release

Boys & Girls Club of Troy to Partner with Boy Scouts of America Great Lakes Field Service Council

December 14, 2015


In a collaborative effort to positively impact more youth in Troy and the tri-county area, the Boys & Girls Club of Troy is entering a partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, Great Lakes Field Service Council, the results of which will begin to take shape in January 2016.

The initial stage of this partnership will be a free eight-week introductory Cub Scout program for Club members who are in first through fifth grades, led by an experienced Scouting facilitator on Tuesdays beginning January 12 at the Club. A successful launch of this program can lead to more opportunities to participate in special Scouting events and even the formulation of a Scout pack within the Boys & Girls Club of Troy.

“A partnership with the Scouts makes perfect sense for the Boys & Girls Club of Troy,” said Club Director Tom Gorman. “We share a very similar philosophy with the Scouts in terms of character and leadership development, and this joint endeavor makes it possible to serve more kids and help develop them into quality citizens.”

“Today, more than ever before, young people need the guidance and mentoring of quality adult role models,” said Justin Williams, Director of Field Service for Boy Scouts of America. “We are excited to partner with the Boys & Girls Club of Troy in offering a positive developmental program for the youth of Troy.”

Nationally, over 16,500 youth participate in Scouting through their local Boys & Girls Club because of the greater mentoring and programming opportunities for Club members. Many Scouting programs can be woven into the existing framework of Keystone Club, Torch Club and other quality programs and activities already offered by the Boys & Girls Club of Troy.

Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills and having fun. The next level is Boy Scouting which is for young men in fifth grade through high school and emphasizes service, community engagement and leadership development.

Call the Boys & Girls Club of Troy at (248) 689-1687 for more information on its partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, Great Lakes Field Service Council.
About Boy Scouts of America, Great Lakes Field Service Council:
The Great Lakes Field Service Council, Boy Scouts of America provides a variety of youth development and camping programs that promote character, leadership, and life skills to over 24,000 Southeast Michigan boys and girls. The Great Lakes Field Service Council works with nearly 10,000 adult volunteer leaders in conjunction with over 700 partner organizations to teach young people the values and behaviors they need to succeed in life. More information on the Great Lakes Field Service Council can be found at www.michiganscouting.org/greatlakes.

About Boys & Girls Club of Troy:
The Boys & Girls Club of Troy, located at 3670 John R Road, is a non-profit youth development organization that provides educational and recreational activities, in addition to mentoring programs, to more than 1,200 children, aged six to 18, in the tri-county area of metropolitan Detroit. For nearly four decades, the Club's positive environment has enabled members to become responsible, self-reliant, and caring adults.
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