We in the Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America have the responsibility to provide all young people with the opportunity to join Scouting and to grow into strong leaders. Go Boldly Maine, our new Strategic Plan will guide us through the next three years to position ourselves as the character leaders in youth development.
Our Strategic Planning process involved the widest-possible collection of Scouting stakeholders including our Executive Board and Officers, volunteer adult Scouters, professional staff, community members, and the youth we serve. After months of data collection, conversations, meetings, and debate, we highlight the major pillars of our focused efforts in leadership, operations, properties, resources, partnerships, financial stewardship, marketing, membership, and programs to ensure that our youth continue to receive the most positively impacting Scouting program available in Maine. By using the national game plan as a guideline, we are confident in the vision outlined that addresses the issues and builds a new, forward direction that takes full advantage of Maine. This plan identifies critical factors that will drive our success and vision for serving all young people and guide everyone to move in that same direction.
The Pine Tree Council, originally chartered as the Portland Council in 1919, will crest the 100-year plateau during this Strategic Plan. And while we intend to celebrate Scouting in Maine and the great accomplishments that have been achieve in the past, our goal is to build on that foundation with a bold and meaningful future that will lead to the next wave of youth development and fun adventures in the Pine Tree State.
We wish to express our deep and sincere appreciation to all who served on the Strategic Plan Team and a special thanks to all who helped develop our plan and will carry our vision forward.