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program, in support of their Scouting units.

The council employs professional Scouters who serve as advisers and provide guidance to volunteer leaders. Packs will, from time to time, be involved in district and councilwide activities such as Scouting shows, Cub Scout day camp, recognition dinners for adults, and pow wow.

The Region

The Boy Scouts of America is divided into six regions. Each of the six regions has a Cub Scout Committee headed by the Regional Cub Scout Chairman. Each area of the region also has an Area Cub Scout Chairman. These committees can be called upon by councils who need information or help in conducting the Cub Scout program.

Indian Nations Council is part of the South Central Region. The south Central Region consists of the following states. Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

National Headquarters

The Boy Scouts of America operates under a Federal Charter from the U.S. Congress which was granted in 1916. This charter calls for the Boy Scouts of America "to promote, through organization, and cooperation with other agencies, the ability of boys to do things for themselves and others, to train them in Scoutcraft, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues..." Since 1910, there have been nearly 65 million members of the Boy Scouts of America. The nation organization makes available to members for purchase such things as uniforms and insignia, equipment, literature, program material, training material, and other important items. Scouting and Boys' Life magazines are provided as program aids and a method of keeping leaders informed and updated on the Scouting program.

The National Boy Scouts of America is located at:

1325 Hill Lane

Irving, Texas   75002-1296

The Chief Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America is Jere B. Ratcliffe.

Who's Who in the District

The Key Three

District Executive

The District Executive is your best Scouting friend and counselor and is a full-time professional in the district. He or she is employed by the council and works under the direction of the council Scout executive. The District Executive, is a trained professional who advises, coaches, and helps prepare volunteers for decisions to be made within the district. Recruiting, training, and motivating volunteers is the key to their success.

District Chairman

The District Chairman is the top Scouting leader of the district. He or she presides at the district committee meetings and represents your district on the council executive board. The district chairman is responsible for the membership, program and finance functions of the district.

District Commissioner

The District Commissioner is the quality-control officer who recruits, trains and leads a staff of unit and roundtable commissioners. The District Commissioner is the liaison between the local council and the scouting units. There are three types of commissioners that work under the District

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