The Portland Highland Games celebrates Boy Scout Troop 419 as Chieftain of the Day 2010 in recognition of their continued participation and support of the Games on the occasion of the 100 Year Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. Year after year, the dedicated Scouts of Troop 419 of Tigard, Oregon, have made an invaluable contribution to the success of the Games.
Troop 419 has been offering a rich scouting experience since 1991. The troop’s focus is to develop leadership in their Scouts through focused activities designed to enhance citizenship, to develop physical, mental and emotional character, to create success, and most importantly, to have fun. They support scouting’s safe-haven policy so that the Scouts can develop in a safe environment free from many of the influences and pressures of today’s youth.
In 1992, Troop 419 became a part of the Portland Highland Games family when they took over the tasks necessary in field set up, support during the Games and after-Games take down. Since 1992, over 260 different Scouts and adult Scouters have been a key to the smooth operation of the Highland Games.
The troop’s program is boy developed and led. It provides a variety of different types of indoor and outdoor activities for over fifty Boy Scouts. The dedicated program for incoming Scouts helps to guide them through their first years and helps them develop skills to become successful in life. The active High Adventure program for Scouts age thirteen and older is aimed at more intense activities like rock climbing, scuba diving, long-distance hikes and canoe trips.
Troop 419’s service projects include Tigard Cleanup Day, Scouting for Food, and many other community events.
The Portland Highland Games Association thanks and honors Troop 419 for their dedication and hard work.
Posted on June 10, 2010