Boy Scouts of America Salutes National Family Week

NEWS RELEASE

The Boy Scouts of America has a history of more than 93 years of helping to shape and mold the values and character of youth. We have identified the need for caring and nurturing relationships with parents, other adults, and peers as a critical element of healthy youth development.

National Family Week is November 23-29, 2003. This annual event is promoted by the Alliance for Children and Families, an organization of hundreds of nonprofit organizations dedicated to strengthening and serving children, families, and communities. This year's theme is "Connections Count."

The Boy Scouts of America continues to help strengthen youth, families, and communities through comprehensive programs for our members. We encourage our more than 6 million adult and youth members and participants to take the time to honor families and thank the special people who help them every day.

This is a great opportunity for all members of the Scouting movement to honor the importance of families and to help connect youth to communities and families. Connections do count—connections among families, communities, and other service organizations.

Visit the Web site (www.nationalfamilyweek.org) for more information about becoming involved with this weeklong celebration.

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