Merit Badge Counselors
Decorating the graves at Punchbowl has been an annual Good Turn of the Boy Scouts of America and is in response to an invitation from Mayor Kirk Caldwell, City and County of Honolulu. This year, we are asking each participating Scout to bring one lei with them!
Aloha Council’s Memorial Day Good Turn at Punchbowl is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, May 25, 2014. The project will begin at 11:30 A.M. with registration and pre-program instructions. No onsite parking will be available. Units should plan to arrive as early as 11:00 A.M. Please see the Memorial Day Good Turn Leader’s Guidebook for more details on parking and program schedules (The Leader’s Guidebook will be available at District Roundtables and online at our website www.alohacouncilbsa.org).
At 1:00 P.M., an Interfaith Worship Memorial Service will be conducted honoring those who have been laid to rest in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Following the ceremonies, Scouts will decorate the graves. The project will finish by 3:00 P.M.
To show reverence for the sacrifice of those buried in the Cemetery, we have ensured there will be absolutely no eating on the grounds of the Cemetery. Please remind Scouts of the Leave No Trace commitment. Leaders, please ensure Scouts are demonstrating a good example of Scouting values. Another way we can show respect for this honor is to ensure all of our Scouts are properly dressed in a pressed Class “A” Uniform, closed-toed shoes and shirts tucked-in. Online registrations will be available until May 22.
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