On Feb. 17, the Maine Legislature honored the Katahdin Area Council of Boy Scouts as the council members celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

Repr. Michael Thibodeau, R-Winterport, and Sen. Carol Weston, R-Waldo, sponsored the legislative sentiment to honor the Boy Scouts. The official document was read on the floor of the House during the legislative session.

The sentiment includes the following:

“…the Katahdin Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, as the council members celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. The Katahdin Area Council serves over 4,000 youths from the scenic six northern counties of Maine. It covers 17,981 square miles, making it the largest council in land area east of the Mississippi, and is the easternmost council in the contiguous 48 states. The council represents approximately two thirds of the land area and about one third of the population of the state of Maine. Since 1920, the Katahdin Area Council’s mission has been to ‘serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential.’ We send our congratulations to the Katahdin Area Council as the members celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America, and we send them our best wishes.”