Whitney M Young Jr Award Banquet

6th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Banquet

October 19, 2017

Green Island Country Club,6501 Standing Boy Road, Columbus, GA 31904

Dinner at 6:00 p.m. EST

Speaker: Pastor Marcus Gibson

Please be our guest at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Banquet to benefit the Boy Scouts of America. With your help we can change the world one youth at a time. Youth involved in Scouting and STEM graduate from high school at a rate of 91%. In the next 50 years, 80% of jobs will have one or more STEM requirements. With your help and participation, we can prepare youth in grades 1st to 6th grades with Scouting and Coding through the STEM program. Funds raised at this banquet will provide the Scouting program for at-risk youth and experiences that develop self-esteem, character and living skills thereby enhancing the lives of the young people in disadvantaged areas of our community. Youth will work on the Scouting STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) program, in which they will learn two programming languages. Youth will learn to code and solve problems

For reservations please contact Philip Wright or Melanie Williams at 706.341.3341 or Fax this form to (706) 507-1789 or contact Melanie Williams for more information at (706) 341-3349, or email at MelanieA.williams@scouting.org.

Or Register online at: http://2017whitneymyoungbanquet.kintera.org/

Scouting emphasizes the value of learning and tries to instill in youth the thirst for knowledge. Our goals are to help youth learn and grow so that they are productive, engaged members of the community. And, working together we can more effectively ensure that all youth are provided with opportunities to reach their full potential.


The Scoutreach Division has added 316 new Cub Scouts. With each new Scout come needs: uniforms, registration assistance, and camp fee assistance. We desperately need help equipping each Scout with the proper materials and opportunities to have a well rounded Scouting experience. The following list outlines our needs:

  • Robots for STEALM (1 sphero robot: $128.00)
  • Registration for 316 Scouts at $24/12 months
  • Insurance for 316 Scouts at $2.97/12 months
  • T-Shirts for 316 Scouts at$11.50/12 months
  • Handbooks for 316 Scouts at $15.00/12 months
  • Activity badges for 316 Scouts (8 over 12 months at $2.25)
  • Promotional fliers for Spring and Fall recruitment (100 posters, fliers and stickers)

This represents our most pressing need and will have the greatest net impact on our ability to adequately serve the young people of Columbus.


The Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award Banquet is an opportunity for us the raise the funds needed to provide service through the Scoutreach Program.

These skills and merit badges provide the foundation for what could be a new engineer, doctor, or lawyer in our community one day. Last year the Scouts that were supported now have a better respect for our flag, a heart of service, character education, and lots of fun and adventure thanks to you.

This program serves as a highly successful example of Scouting’s commitment to teaching young people to become service leaders in their community while addressing important societal issues.

The STEALM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Leadership and Math) program continues to impact youth. The program has grown from one school in 2013 to ten schools in 2015 and twelve schools in 2016 so far. Without the hard work of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Committee none of this would be possible. The STEALM program is serving over 488 youth.

STEALM education is an economic imperative. Experts say that technological innovation accounted for almost half of U. S. economic growth over the past 50 years, and almost all of the 30 fastest growing occupations in the next decade will require at least some background in STEALM. The National Science Foundation estimates that 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require some form of math and science skills.

STEALM Program:

Lesson Plans: click here to download