Richardville congratulates Boy Scouts of America on 100th anniversary during state Capitol ceremony
LANSING — Sen. Randy Richardville today recognized the Boy Scouts of America at the state Capitol in celebration of the organization’s 100th anniversary.
“Very few organizations reach their 100th birthday, but we are fortunate that the Boy Scouts of America has hit this landmark occasion,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “The association is important for young people because it helps instill values like leadership skills, character and community service.”
A group of scouts joined Richardville and his Senate colleagues during session today for a special presentation.
Rev. Dr. William H. Findley from the Dundee First Presbyterian Church in Monroe County led members of the Michigan Senate in the invocation. Rev. Findley, recently retired from the church in Dundee, has been involved with Boy Scouts for many years and serves as the regional chaplain.
“Having served on the board of my local scout district, I know firsthand the positive impact that scout programs have on participants,” Richardville said. “The activities provide training and help produce strong family members and community leaders.”
Richardville served as chair of the Running Waters District, which is part of the Great Sauk Trail Council in southeast Michigan, before being elected to the state Senate.
Editor’s note: A photograph of Sen. Richardville and Rev. Findley on the Senate floor is available on the Senate Majority Photowire, located at: http://www.MISenateGOP.com/photowire.asp?District=17
Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010
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