Welcome to the Crossroads of the West Council and thank you for your willingness to serve. We are excited to start down this new Scouting Trail with you and look forward to unitedly making a difference in the lives of Scouts and Scouters throughout our area.
I wanted to start this journey with a challenge. R.E. Denny was the first Council Executive of the Greensboro NC Council (now part of the Old North State Council). During a flu epidemic in 1920 when his Scouts could not attend church and go to school, he sent every Scout a letter on February 20, 1920 in which he stated –
The schools are closed. WHY? TO PREVENT THE SCATTERING OF “FLU.” Therefore, this is not an extra holiday – and we Scouts know that it simply gives us time to improve our Scouting and do many “Good Turns.”
Later in his letter, Denny asked each Scout to give their Scoutmaster a card listing the Good Turns that they did. In the spirit of R.E. Denny and the many Scouts who responded to his call, I am asking that the Scouts and Scouters of the Crossroads of the West Council, one hundred years later, use this time during this current pandemic to do many “Good Turns.” Let’s serve our families, our friends, our community and continue the legacy of R.E. Denny and his Scouts by fulfilling the slogan of the Boy Scouts of America, “Do A Good Turn Daily.”
Once again, thank you for your willingness to serve. In these unique times, Scouting is needed more now than ever. I look forward to the time when we can all sit around the Council Campfire, meet each other for the first time, and sing a Scouting song together.
Have a great Scouting day!
Allen Endicott | Scout Executive