Many U.S. Army Soldiers are or have been involved with the Boy Scouts of America. The U.S. Army and the Boy Scouts also promote many of the same values such as preparedness, self reliance and patriotism.
The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley recognize the connection to the Boy Scouts through quarterly Scout Riley events.
“The relationship between the Boys Scouts of America and the United States Army is a strong one and a primary goal of the Scout Riley program is to keep that relationship strong,” said Andy Massanet, with the Fort Riley U.S. Army Garrison Public Affairs Office.
Massanet is the point of contact for the upcoming Scout Riley event at Fort Riley.
The winter Scout Riley weekend is Jan.
29 and 30.
The Fort Riley USAG PAO has invited all of the Boy Scouts in the state of Kansas to attend.
During the Scout Riley event, Boy Scouts will have the opportunity to camp at Moon Lake and participate in many activities around the installation.
Massanet said the Boy Scouts will be able to tour certain areas on post such as one of the fire stations.
Scout Riley events help Boy Scouts become more familiar with Fort Riley and the Army in general.
Massanet said he believes Fort Riley has been holding Scout Riley events since 2005.
Boy Scout troops interested in attending the Winter Scout Riley event should RSVP to the USAG PAO no later than Jan. 15.
For more information on the event, call Massanet at 785-239-2022 or visit www.riley.army.mil.
By Ashley Strehle
1st Inf. Div. Post