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Gov. Sanford Announces Partnership Between State Parks, Boy Scouts

September 15, 2010





Contact: Ben Fox 803-734-2100

Gov. Sanford Announces Partnership Between State Parks, Boy Scouts SCPRT TO COLLABORATE ON SCOUT SERVICE PROJECTS, UNVEILS NEW SCOUT PATCH

Columbia, S.C. * September 15, 2010 * Joining Park Rangers, Boy Scouts and Scout leaders, and officials from the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (PRT), Gov. Mark Sanford today announced a new partnership between the Boy Scouts of America and S.C. State Parks that will coordinate future service projects at state parks undertaken by Boy Scouts. A new “Scout Carolina” patch, marking service projects done in conjunction with South Carolina State Parks, will also be unveiled.

“Scouts have always played a key role in conserving our state and nation’s natural heritage,” Gov. Sanford said. “This new partnership represents a unique and positive step that Scouts can take as they learn and contribute to this larger notion of conservation and stewardship, and I’d give real credit to Chad Prosser and his team at PRT and to the Scouts and Scout leaders across the state. As an Eagle Scout, one of the most important lessons I learned was the duty we all have to treat the natural beauty of our surroundings with great care, and for that reason it just made sense for Scouts to be able to directly partner with our state’s efforts to preserve our parks for future generations.”

Officials at PRT are in the process of outlining specific projects Scouts can achieve to earn the new Scout Carolina patch.


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