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New Boys Scouts of America headquarters to host grand opening

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Boy Scouts of America- Nevada Area Council has opened the doors to its new headquarters at 500 Double Eagle Court, a fitting location, in Reno, Nev. The Nevada Area Council is geographically the second largest Scouting council in the United States, serving 23 counties throughout northeastern California and northern Nevada.

The renovated building will be home to the Webster Scouting Resource Center, Arthur M. Smith Jr. Regional Conference Center, and the Ron Krump Trading Post. The council’s office and store were previously located on Wells Avenue.

The Nevada Area Council commemorate the grand opening of its headquarters with a holiday open house on Dec. 17, 5-7 p.m. Along with an opening ceremony. The open house will include tours, a grand opening sale in the Scout store and refreshments. The public is invited to attend.

Additionally, the Nevada Area Council will host the second annual Good Scout Lunch on Dec. 16, noon-1:30 p.m. The event will honor Ranson Webster, T. J. Day, Ron Krump, and Arthur M. Smith Jr., whose contributions were instrumental in funding the new center. In support, the council is encouraging Scouts across the region to wear their uniforms on the day of the event.

Last year’s lunch honored Mayor Bob Cashell, a longtime supporter of Scouting. Attendees will include members of the community, as well as Eagle Scouts of all ages and adult volunteers involved with the Boy Scouts of America. The public is invited to attend.

For information visit http://www.callingallscouts.com.

For more information on the Nevada Area Council, visit http://www.scouter.org or call 775-787-1111.

With the addition of their new facility, the Nevada Area Council looks forward to continuing to carry on the morals and traditions that founded the organization more than 100 years ago.


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