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The Boy Scouts are a partner agency of United Way of Navarro County.

Circle Ten Council of Boy Scouts of America as part of its strategic plan has just completed a thorough study of the organizational structure of the 12 counties it serves.

A committee of 44 volunteers representing all 12 counties met to determine the most effective way to serve the youth throughout the 12 counties. The committee recommended that Navarro County and Henderson County combine to form a new Scouting District. This was one of 15 changes recommended by the committee. The Executive Board approved the report of the committee at a meeting last June. This district will have its own volunteer committee of leadership and a staff member that will live in the two county area.  

The study found that youth in Navarro and Henderson Counties were being served at a lower rate than the adjacent counties. By increasing the local involvement in Scouting, the Council expects to significantly improve the impact that Scouting has on the communities of Navarro and Henderson Counties. United Way will contribute $4,000 from its campaign currently underway, with the funds designated for scholarships for camping and materials for Navarro County youth.

Circle Ten Council Executive Board member Xavier Villarreal is helping to lead the nominating process for Navarro County. Xavier is the Chief Executive Officer for Navarro Regional Hospital. He is also an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Texas A & M University and has been a dedicated volunteer in the district. A new committee will be formed and in place by the end of 2011.

Circle Ten Council has named Scott Mahone as the new District Executive for Navarro County. Mahone has been a volunteer within the district for the last six years and now has become a professional for the Council, serving all Scouts and volunteers for Navarro and Ellis counties. He grew up in Scouting in Duncanville, and now both of his sons are active in the Scouting program in Red Oak. Mahone is a graduate of Tarleton State University with a business management background. Navarro County has great opportunity for Scouting and he is looking forward to creating a better pronounced presence of Scouting within the county.

Scouting success depends on volunteer leaders and parent participation. Contact any local troop for volunteer requirements. Contributions to the United Way campaign can be sent to P.O. Box 567, Corsicana, TX 75151 or made online at unitedwayofnavarrocounty.com.


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