House honors Cornplanter Scout Council

The Pennsylvania State legislature has passed a resolution honoring the 100th anniversary of the Chief Cornplanter Council of the Boy Scouts.

“On behalf of the many thousands of young people we’ve served over the past 100 years, our many thousands of outstanding volunteers, 100 years of office staff and our Executive Board I’d like to say “Thank You” to Rep. Rapp and the Pennsylvania State Legislature for what is truly an honor for the Chief Cornplanter Council,” Kevin Bonner, scout executive for the Chief Cornplanter Council said. “Scouting is the premier youth development program in America. We’re very fortunate to have had such strong support from the people of Warren County and Ludlow over the past 100 years, helping us remain an independent local council. So, our thanks also to everyone for helping to make this significant achievement possible. We’re very much looking forward to our next 100 years of service to youth.”

The resolution was introduced by State Rep. Kathy Rapp on July 29 and passed by the legislature on Nov. 20

“…The Chief Cornplanter Council of the Boy Scouts of America, having existed for 100 years, is the oldest continuously existing council in the Boy Scouts of America…The Chief Cornplanter Council of the Boy Scouts of America has become an important member of the community of the City of Warren, having serviced countless generations of youth…” the resolution said.

The Boy Scouts of America was founded by William Boyce, a Chicago publisher on Feb. 8, 1910. The Warren County Council of the Boy Scouts of America was established in the City of Warren in 1913. The official name of the Warren County Council was changed to the Chief Cornplanter Council of the Boy Scouts of America to honor the famous Seneca Iroquois Indian in 1954.