Centennial Celebrations Kick off

Three fun-filled Centennial Celebrations will be offered this year and are open to everyone, not just Scouts. The schedule kicked off Saturday, July 24, 2021 with a community picnic at Camp Geronimo.

The monsoons rains held off long enough for families to enjoy the great outdoors and breathe in the fresh at the centennial picnic — located north of Payson in the Mogollon Rim on nearly 200 acres of forest and meadows, Camp Geronimo is a special, scenic spot. The festivities began at 11 a.m. with exciting activities, including archery, rifle and hiking local trails.

Scouting in Arizona started with a handful of troops scattered across the state and has grown over 100 years to serve thousands of young men and women. Since the institution of BSA in Arizona, more than 48,000 young men have become Eagle Scouts. Just this year, the first groups of young women also earned their Eagle Scout designation; BSA all-women troops launched in 2019.

The celebrations continue on November 20, 2021 with the Centennial Pow-Wow, sponsored by the Order of the Arrow and held at the Heard Scout Pueblo. The Pow-Wow will showcase displays and host activities centered around the history of scouting.