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Vale Scouts seek new backers

VALE – Victor Noble is looking for a few good sponsors.

Or just one.

That’s because the future of Boy Scouts in Vale is in jeopardy after one of its biggest sponsors – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – decided to cease support. 

Noble, a Vale resident, said the church has decided to adopt a “global approach to their youth programs that will be consistent throughout the world and will not be sponsoring BSA scouting units after Dec. 31, 2019.”

 “We are looking for a local religious, business, government or civic organization that might be interested in sponsoring a scouting unit and becoming a chartering organization,” Noble said. 

Noble said there are around 25 youth involved in Boy Scouts in Vale and probably another 10 that are Cub Scouts.