The City of Corona on Wednesday presented its proclamation recognizing Feb. 8 as "Boy Scouts of America Centennial Celebration Day."
The proclamation was received by members of troops, packs, and crews from the Corona area who also presented the colors at the start of the meeting and conducted the Pledge of Allegiance.
The event was carried live on local cable television and on the internet.
Mayor Karen Spiegel presented the document to Roxanne Miller, who led the effort for the Temescal District to procure proclamations from Corona, Norco, Chino, and Chino Hills as well as from the state senate and assembly, the governor, and even former First Lady Nancy Reagan.
This initial phase of the district's Boy Scouts of America Centennial celebration activities will conclude with Scout Sunday on Feb. 7 in Norco at the Nellie Weaver Hall, where Scouts will conduct a service in reverence to this special day.
On April 24 in recognition of Earth Day activities, Scouts will work with Waste Management and the National Forest Service to give back to their community in a large scale clean-up effort at the base of Skyline Drive at the foot of the Santa Ana Mountains. More activities will continue through the end of the year throughout the district.