The Santa Fe Trail Council: Boy Scouts of America of Southwest Kansas earned the Centennial Quality Council Award for 2010. The recognition is awarded by the National Boy Scouts of America to Councils who achieve quality standards of program excellence. The Santa Fe Trail Council achieved these quality standards which include having an increase in youth membership, a balanced budget, an increase in youth retention, starting new Scouting programs, and securing new endowment gifts.
The Centennial Quality Council Award will be presented by the National Boy Scouts of America to the Santa Fe Trail Council at their Annual Awards Banquet on Feb. 26 at the Wheatland Convention Center in Garden City.
The Santa Fe Trail Council serves over 2,400 youth and over 500 adult leaders. The Scouting program has 76 Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews, Career Exploring Post, and Learning for Life Groups in 19 Southwest Kansas counties. The Council is funded by annual Friends of Scouting donations from businesses and individuals, popcorn sales, foundations and trusts, endowments, camping and activity income, and the United Ways in Dodge City, Garden City and Liberal. The Council provides two Scout camps which are Mandan Scout Camp and Training Center by Ford County Lake and the Spanish Peaks Scout Camp in Walsenburg, Colo.
The Dodge City area has nine Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Venture Crews. For more information on scouting go to www.sftcbsa.org, www.scouting.org, or call 620-275-5162 or toll free at 888-316-5162
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