From Rees Lloyd,
"To all the Boy Scouts of America who for a century have pledged to honor and serve "God and Country," and to all the adults who have dedicated untold millions of hours aiding those boys to become patriotic American men of honor, thank you for all your service to America, often in the face of fierce and malign adversity, and may you have a "Happy 100th Birthday (Feb. 8, 1910-2010)!"
May the patriotic service to America of your Boy Scouts of America continue for centuries to come, and may all who love America and the values of the Founding Fathers, which you transmit from generation to generation, honor Boy Scouts for that service, perpetually, in an attitude of gratitude, which you Boy Scouts so richly deserve."
I join Rees in wishing you all a Happy Birthday in your 100th year.
I was fortunate enough to have been in the Boy Scouts of America for the 50th Birthday in 1960.
What I learned during my time as a Scout has been immeasurable to me as I became an adult and served in the United States Army in Viet Nam.
Going off to a war isn't what the Boy Scouts are about, though. It is about decent citizenship, protecting the countryside and serving your fellow man. It's about doing the right thing, honesty and bettering our communities.
Enjoy your days as a Scout and hopefully, you will look back fondly as I do today and reflect on what great times you had and how membership in the Boy Scouts of America helped you to become a man.
When someone sneeringly asks you, "What are you, a Boy Scout?" Look them in the eye and reply proudly, "Yes I Am."