On this Veteran’s Day, 2010, the Boy Scouts of America and the Northern Lights Council salute and thank our active and retired military for their service to this great Country. 

With nearly 24 million veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces living among us, chances are good that at least one of these American heroes is a family member or close friend of you or someone else you know.

Though these men and women deserve our recognition and thanks every day, today is Veteran’s Day, the official day during which we remember our veterans.  With Scouting’s excellent relationship with the military, thousands of Packs, Troops, and Crews across the country have been and will be taking time to recognize veterans in their communities.

One of the three purposes of the Boy Scouts of America is Citizenship Training.  As new Scouts, youth learn about service to others, proper flag etiquette, and being good citizens – to name a few.  The other two purposes of Scouting are character development and personal fitness.

Please join us as we thank all veterans past and present for their service to Scouting and to our Country.

Are you looking for ways you can thank and honor our veterans just like the Scouts?  Check out the Scouting Magazine blog at  http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/  Scouting Builds:  Leadership, Character, Achievement, Service to Others and Appreciation for the Outdoors.  Be a Scout!

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