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Scouting needs you more than ever …

First call the Scout office, 208-376-4411, to ask the location of the units in your area. There is no need to stay in your neighborhood so look as far and wide as you like. I will be working with a Troop in Meridian and I live in Boise. Second – Call the unit you think fits and call them ASAP and then GO to their next meeting! DO not wait to do this. Third – if the unit seems to fit then sign up in that unit and pay your membership fee there – again ASAP. Fourth – Go find all the other scouts and scouters you know and get them to come with you to the next meeting and join too!

It is very important that those that have been in LDS units realize that Scouting needs you now more than ever. That fire that you have in your gut for the principles of scouting must not go out or nor be diminished! It should be used to light fires in the guts of hundreds more youth and adults just like you. Make it your mission to go build scouting in another. I can promise you that your experience will be not only extremely beneficial to the unit and the youth but even more beneficial to you. Having grown up in a troop sponsored by the American Legion in Meridian I learned how Scouting works outside of church units. It works just like Lord Baden Powell designed it!!!!

Warm Regards,

Jim Borchers

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