Horace W. Horton, Esq., Development Chair of the Board of Directors, Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America announced that U.S. Senator Susan Collins will give the keynote address at this year’s annual State of Maine fundraiser on June 1st at Holiday Inn by the Bay.
“We are thrilled to have U.S. Senator Susan Collins as our keynote speaker this year especially as we now welcome girls and whole families to Scouting. As a Maine native and active national leader, Senator Collins is a role model for our youth and understands the value of offering character building programs for our youth. She exemplifies the values and teachings of Scouting: self-reliance, self-discipline, and leadership.”
According to Eric Tarbox, Scout Executive, “the funds received in this campaign will assist with the services provided to the Packs, Troops, Explorer Posts, Sea Scouts and Venture Crews in the Pine Tree Council. Training for adult leaders, district Cub and Scout activities, Scouting for Food Good Turn Project and camping programs are but a few of the activities and services provided to our communities.”
Portland attorney, Ken Gray and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Maine, CEO Edward Kane, Co-Chairmen of this year’s event, said “the local business community has come out annually and consistently for this event, which shows the immense support for Scouting in our area.” The annual State of Maine luncheon is the Pine Tree Council’s Friends of Scouting Campaign event designed to engage those in the business and civic communities to hear the message of Scouting and the services provided by the local Council.