Boy Scouts plans celebrations for 100 years in Arizona

Jul 23, 2021, 4:15 AM
(Facebook Photo/Grand Canyon Council)...
(Facebook Photo/Grand Canyon Council)
(Facebook Photo/Grand Canyon Council)

PHOENIX– The Boy Scout council that serves most of Arizona is hosting an event Saturday to celebrate 100 years in the state.

The Grand Canyon Council will hold the first of three celebrations at Camp Geronimo near Payson to commend the accomplishment.

Festivities start at 11 a.m. with activities such as swimming and hiking the trails surrounding the Mogollon Rim.

“This anniversary is a major accomplishment; for 100 years GCC has been supporting the future leaders of Arizona, providing outdoor adventures, teaching them outdoor skills and instilling the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law,” Grand Canyon Council CEO Andy Price said in a press release Thursday.

The celebrations will continue on November 20 with the Centennial Pow-Wow, which will showcase displays and host activities involving the history of scouting, according to the release.

The final celebration will be held at Heard Scout Pueblo located at 1901 E. Dobbins Road.

This holiday event will include seasonal beverages and snacks as well as luminaries, historic displays and more outdoor activities for families and attendees to enjoy.

The GCC is currently in the process of selling Camp Geronimo in order to meet program needs. It will shift its summer camp operations to Camp Raymond near Flagstaff.

The council additionally announced that they must contribute $7 million to the Boy Scouts of America’s child sex abuse settlement.

For more information and to register for the event, visit

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Boy Scouts plans celebrations for 100 years in Arizona