WHEREAS,
Boys Scouts of America (BSA) has been serving local youth in the greater Tacoma area since 1919, when Tacoma Rotarians-Tacoma Rotary #8 -- the 8th largest Rotary Club in the world -- raised the funds, acquired land, built an office, and hired a council executive to manage Scouting in our communities; and

WHEREAS,
Scouting is a family program with age-appropriate programs for both girls and boys ages five to 21 with on-going adult training opportunities, including the worldwide Wood Badge program which has been compared with MBA level college courses that companies and corporations have sent their managers and trainees to; and

WHEREAS,
Council members are active advocates in providing information and activities to promote the scouting mission and ensure scouting opportunities for future generations; and

WHEREAS,
Scouting builds character, develops good citizens and provides a lifetime of skill sets delivering programs that help generate community leaders who guide and lead their communities for generations to come; and

WHEREAS,
Over 3,000 Scouts, Scouters and guests will participate in WashJam which set for August 18-21, 2022 at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood with over 200 activities, area shows, vendors, food trucks, military displays, live music entertainment stages and more;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Bruce Dammeier, Pierce County Executive, do hereby proclaim August 20, 2022, to be 'WashJam Day' in Pierce County, Washington.

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