Shaun Nitschke, District Director of Boy Scouts of America, spoke to the Stryker Rotary Club about scouting programs in our four county areas. He became District Director in 2000 and said he enjoys the job as much today as when he began. Two years ago Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams Counties merged making the largest district in Ohio. [emember_protected custom_msg=”Full content protected for online subscribers. Purchase a one week subscription from the top menu bar for just $1.99 to read all online content (full access). Longer subscription plans are also available. Subscriptions cover our costs to attend local events; bringing forth Hometown News Coverage to our communities.”]This district serves 1,600 scouts with the help of 500 volunteers. Shaun spoke highly of all the volunteers, some of who have been assisting with the scouts for many years. He also stated that only six Silver Beaver awards are earned each year and his district’s volunteers received three of them this year. He also reported that every school system in the district has a Boy Scout troop as well as a Cub Scout pact. The Boy Scouts principles have remained the same in the 103 years it has been in existence. Scouts have been taught personal development and leadership all while having fun. Shaun on the left is pictured with Stryker Rotary Member Judy Keller, who is also an active Boy Scout volunteer.[/emember_protected]
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