Join Transatlantic Council Scouts to Save the D-Day Beaches
(Adapted from Scouting magazine’s “Bryan on Scouting” blog) Love of country and reverence for our nation’s heroes are staples of the Boy Scouts of America.
So it should come as no surprise that BSA Scouts and Scouters are leading efforts to preserve the beaches at Normandy, where allied forces made landfall on D-Day. You’re a vital part of this effort, and you can help without traveling 3,600 miles to France. All you need is your laptop and 60 seconds.
The Transatlantic Council, a traditional Scouting council serving Americans living in Europe, is presenting UNESCO with a petition to request World Heritage Site status to the D-Day beaches. Time is of the essence as commercial developers plan to change the landscape around the D-Day beaches with massive wind farms.
Take a minute to sign the petition right now and do your part. Transatlantic Council members appreciate your support. In the photo above, you’re looking at 3,000 BSA Scouts, family members, and World War II veterans gathered on Omaha Beach to launch their efforts to obtain UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
They’ll gather again at the annual Normandy Camporee on April 25-27 to officially present the petition with your signature and, hopefully, thousands of others.
The timing makes sense as we approach the 70th anniversary of the June 6, 1944, Normandy landings. And with your help, we can ensure future Scouts and Scouters can visit the Utah, Omaha, Juno, Gold, and Sword beaches for the 170th anniversary.
To learn more about the Transatlantic Council, visit this post on the Scouting magazine blog.