Accomplishments of the Aloha Council in 2012
The Boy Scouts of America is an organization committed to making a difference in the lives of young people. In 2012, through the efforts of more than 5,000 dedicated volunteers and the support of community and religious organizations, the Boy Scouts of America in Hawaii reached more than 12,960 youth with its program of citizenship, mental and physical fitness, and character development. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
We use outcomes and statistics to measure our success in the delivery of the Scouting program. But those figures provide only a glimpse of Scouting. Behind the numbers are caring adult volunteers, families, and supporters who give their time and talents to Develop Leaders for Life, one child at a time. Perhaps our most important outcome in 2012 were 250 young men from Hawaii attained the Rank of Eagle Scout. These young men ascended to the pinnacle of Scouting through hard work, dedication, and being leaders in their respective communities.
Today’s Scouting Program continues to evolve so that it is relevant to today’s youth. From Geo-Caching to Computer Science Merit Badges Scouting mixes its valued traditions with today’s technology to deliver a program that stands the test of time. Click here for a copy of the 2012 Aloha Council Annual Report.
In 2012, the Boy Scouts of America in Hawaii honored our movement’s rich heritage of Leadership and Service by conducting service projects throughout the state to strengthen and enhance our communities. Scouts in Hawaii conducted over 82,000 hours of Community Service in 2012.
Some examples of our Community Service Included:
Placing lei and flags on the graves of fallen veterans at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on Memorial Day
Partnering with the Hawaii Food Bank on Oahu and Maui to collect can goods for the needy
Assisted with the Sunset at Waianae Community event on Oahu’s Leeward Coast
Planting Native Hawaiian Plants and installing a drainage system at Wailuku Preschool on Maui
These are just a few of the countless acts of selfless service our Scouts conducted in 2012. As we continue into our next century, Scouting in Hawaii is committed to instilling our Scouts with our core values of citizenship, physical and mental fitness and character as we endeavor to Develop Leaders for Life!