Texas Southwest Council responds to parents complaints

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The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness. For more than 100 years, Boy Scouts of America has helped build future leaders by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun.

“The Texas Southwest Council is looking into the situation with our local cub scout pack in Fort Stockton to make sure everything is accounted for and will develop training needs for our local leaders to deliver the best quality program available to our scouts,” said Devin Koehler, scout executive for the Texas Southwest Council. “Any time parents have concerns, please contact us at our scout office at 325-655-7107. We want to ensure that your scouts are getting the best experience possible in scouting.”

The Texas Southwest Council regrets to have just learned of this incident and will look into it fully. It is our mission to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. Our council serves 23.5 counties across southwest Texas from Fort Stockton to Brady and from Robert Lee to Carrizo Springs. The council is staffed professionally by a Scout Executive, a District Executive, two clerks, and a part-time camp ranger. 

The BSA is run primarily through volunteers. This is a massive undertaking which takes dedication, training, and time. Without our much needed volunteers, scouting would fail. These volunteer leaders are moms, dads, uncles, aunts, grandparents, and other people in the community that want to help make an impact our youth and community.

By having more volunteers to help local dens, packs, and troops, you can be certain that quality program and training are being provide to your children and adult leadership. Please volunteer with your local scouting program to allow scouting to flourish across Texas and the United States.

“The scout motto is Be Prepared and by having you and your children participate in scouting, you prepare them for all of life’s challenges,” Koehler. “We are dedicated to make sure scouting grows in Fort Stockton and other towns throughout our council.”

For more information on training, camping, fundraisers, or to find a local pack or troop, please call our office at (325) 655-7107, like us on Facebook @TexasSouthwestBSA, or you can visit our website at www.tswcbsa.org

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