Support Boy Scouting in Picayune

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, April 6, 2016

If you heard someone say, “On my Honor…”, I dare say that over 80% of the people who are over the age of 40 would immediately think of the Boy Scout Promise. You may have even recited it yourself when you were younger.
Many people know that the Boy Scouts of America, for over a century, has taught Citizenship, Patriotism, Self-reliance and most importantly “Duty to God.” Though it flies in the face of Political Correctness, today the Boy Scouts of America is the ONLY major youth organization that continues to require its members to have a belief in God. To advance in rank, each member must show that they have done their “Duty to God,” according to their faith.
Picayune has a long history of Scouting. It is hard to estimate the number of young men that have been impacted by the Scouting program. The first Scout Troop was organized here in 1918.
Though that troop still exists today, in Picayune the number of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts has been decimated; first by Hurricane Katrina and later by the change in the membership policy.
I am pleased to tell you that the objectives of the Boy Scouts of America; Patriotism, Citizenship and Duty to God, has not changed in 106 years.
It is now our responsibility in partnership with our religious organizations to choose and develop moral leadership to guide the youth of our community.
To that end, the Picayune Kiwanis Club and the Picayune Rotary Club invite you to a fundraising luncheon at the Southern Char restaurant on 210 W. Canal, April 7th 2016. Lunch will be served promptly at noon.
During your meal we will introduce the recently hired Scout Executive, Casey Norwood, who with your support will revitalize Scouting in Picayune.
If you would like to attend the luncheon, please email me at by noon on Wednesday.
We want to have an accurate count for food and to set up the room. I want to thank you for your support and I look forward to meeting each of you on April 7th.

By J. Houston Costolo Luncheon Chairman

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