Sidney Area Boy Scouts Proclamation

Boy Scout Anniversary Week is celebrated in February every year in the U.S. Boy Scouts Anniversary Week dedicated this time towards raising awareness of the importance of boy scouts, raise awareness of the impact that boy scouts have, and commemorate the founding of Boy Scouts of America.

According to legend, W. D. Boyce was lost on a foggy street in London when an unknown Scout helped him by guiding him back to his hotel. When the boy refused a tip, explaining that he was only doing his duty as a Scout, Boyce was inspired to bring the teachings of the British Boy Scout Association back to the U.S. The Boy Scouts of America, which was founded in February 1910, began as a way to instill individualism and patriotism. Boy Scouts have been a part of the United States since the beginning of the industrial revolution. The organization has been a great source of education for the younger generation. They learn useful skills that help them in life. Boy scouts have greatly improved the lives of others by instilling good morals and life skills needed to succeed in life.

On Feb. 8 we celebrate National Boy Scout Day to honor those who are trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.  Boy Scout Troop 141 sponsored by Pella Lutheran Church attended Monday's City Council meeting to have a Proclamation signed by Mayor Rick Norby proclaiming Feb. 5-11, 2023 Boy Scout Week in Sidney, MT.


WHEREAS, the Boy Scouts of America has been at the forefront of instilling timeless values in youth since its founding in 1910; and

WHEREAS, the national youth movement has made serving others through its values-based program its mission; and

WHEREAS, the Boy Scouts of America is committed to helping youth succeed by providing the support, friendship, and mentoring necessary to live a happy and fulfilling life; and

WHEREAS, the Montana Council of the Boy Scouts of America and its many Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout troops and Venturing Crews are celebrating Scouting's 111th Anniversary; and

WHEREAS, there are 3 local community organizations that make Scouting available for youth members in our area who participate in the Scouting Program as a means of character building, citizenship training and personal fitness.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK NORBY, Mayor of the City of Sidney, MT, do hereby designate the week of Feb. 5-11, 2023 as Boy Scout Week.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and cause the Seal of the City of Sidney to be affixed on this 6th day of February, 2023.

Rick Norby, Mayor


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