Hurricane Harvey Has Affected Our Scouting Families in Southern Texas
Due to enough expressed interest and a conflict with the OA Fall Fellowship last weekend, Circle Ten Council is sponsoring another trip down to Houston to help with the recovery effort. All registered members of Circle Ten Council are invited to attend, but youth must be in sixth grade or higher. There will be no cost to attend, but space is limited to the first 50 that sign up. Meals and tools will be provided. Busses will leave from the John D. Murchison Scout Center (8605 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235) at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, September 16, and will return around 11:00 p.m. Click here to sign up.
Scouts are prepared and ready to help. We know that our units want to do what they can to help the families affected by Hurricane Harvey. Circle Ten Council is in communication with the Scout councils that are in the areas affected by the hurricane. At this point, it is too soon for them to be able to tell us exactly what they need in way of support. We will continue to update our Scouting community as we find out specific needs.
We have set up a website to collect Hurricane Relief Funds to help the victims. This fund will be distributed with the assistance of the councils who have been affected to provide support for their Scout families. The Circle Ten Council Executive Board has also pledged to match those funds collected, up to $10,000.
We also encourage our Scouts to do what they feel is appropriate in locally assisting those who have taken refuge in our community. We encourage you to reach out to the Salvation Army, Red Cross, SPCA of Dallas, or your chartered partner to find out what is needed locally.
Thank you for your Scouting spirit.