AG McKenna to keynote Boy Scout fundraiser in Tacoma

Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Support?A?Scout luncheon to be held at the Murano Hotel in Tacoma on March 11 at 11:45 a.m. The Support?A?Scout Luncheon is replacing the Tacoma Dome Breakfast to help raise community support for all the local programs and service provided through the Pacific Harbors Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

McKenna is serving his second term as Washington’s 17th Attorney General. As the state’s chief legal officer, he directs more than 500 attorneys and 700 professional staff providing legal services to state agencies, the Governor and Legislature. McKenna is also a Distinguished Eagle Scout and values the experience, which helped launch his career as a community leader and advocate for young people. “Scouting teaches enduring values of honesty, integrity and accountability and serves as a foundation for becoming a responsible adult,” said McKenna. “Society is a better place today because of the programs that Scouting provides.”

The luncheon is aimed at raising funds to support Scouting programs across South Puget Sound. Forty?six percent of the required funds to help maintain the Pacific Harbors Council programs, services and camps come directly from donations from the community, Scouting families or funds raised through special events. “Friends of Scouting” has a goal to raise over $850,000 in 2011. RSVP’s to the event are required and can be made by contacting the BSA Service Center in Tacoma at (253) 682?2217 or by emailing Tracy Kalpelski at .

There are more than 18,000 young people involved in Scouting in Western Washington. The Pacific Harbors Council of Boy Scouts of America administers Scouting programs in the South Puget Sound area from Federal Way south to Chehalis and from the Washington coast to the Cascade foothills. For more information on Scouting, visit .