BOY SCOUTS HELPING PROMOTE ATCHAFAYLA BASIN
Rotarians Mike Goss, far left, and program organizer Lee Wright, far right, introduced and welcomed, from left, Boy Scouts of America, Evangeline Area Council, District Executive Justin Guidroz and Atchafalaya Swamp Base Director Ben Pierce to the Rotary Club of Crowley’s Tuesday meeting.
When Boy Scouts of America turned 100 in 2010, troops and councils across the country looked to honor the Scouts.
Parades were planned, celebrations were set. It was one or two days, maximum, of marking 100 years.
For the Evangeline Area Council, they wanted to do more, something that would last longer than a day or week, as Ben Pierce, base director for Atchafalaya Swamp Base explained Tuesday to the Rotary Club of Crowley.
Pierce said another look at the boundaries of the Evangeline Area Council – which encompasses the Acadiana parishes area – gave them their answer: the Atchafalaya Basin.
“We looked at how we can make a difference moving forward,” said Pierce.
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