Dozens of local Boy Scout supporters, area leaders and Cub Scouts from Pack 434 gathered Wednesday afternoon to recognize the contributions of the organization in preparing youth for service and leadership roles in their respective communities.


Dozens of local Boy Scout supporters, area leaders and Cub Scouts from Pack 434 gathered Wednesday afternoon to recognize the contributions of the organization in preparing youth for service and leadership roles in their respective communities.


The River Trails District of the Ozark Trails Council was presented with a proclamation from the City of Rolla and two resolutions from the Missouri General Assembly in recognition of its efforts.


One of five councils within the state, the River Trails District represents five counties with 52 units and serves more than 1,000 youth.


City Administrator John Butz presented the proclamation signed by Rolla Mayor William S. Jenks III, which designated Feb. 24 as “Boy Scouts of America 100 years of Scout Day,” to River Trails District Representative Jim Turner.


Resolutions from House Rep. Dan Brown, District 149, and Sen. Frank Barnitz, District 16, also were presented to the River Trails Boy Scout District. Danette Sherrell, Brown’s daughter, was on hand to present the House resolution to Turner. Both resolutions recognized Boy Scouts for 100 years of promoting responsible citizenship, character development and self-reliance through participation in a wide-range of outdoor activities and educational and career-oriented programs.