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Campout to celebrate 100 years of Boy Scout service in Oklahoma

The Last Frontier Council is celebrating 100 years of Scouting in western and central Oklahoma with Camporee.
From Staff Reports Published: August 12, 2014

Doug Lawler, CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp., and Pat Rooney, chairman and CEO of First National Bank of Oklahoma, will serve as co-chairs for the Centennial Camporee of the Last Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America.

The event will celebrate 100 years of Scouting service in western and central Oklahoma by bringing 8,000 Scouts to camp Oct. 24-26 at the American Fidelity campus east of Broadway between Wilshire and Britton.

The weekend also will feature a Saturday outreach event, welcoming the community to come and experience the best of Scouting through fun and engaging outdoor activities, games and exhibitions.

“I am pleased to be part of a community-led team working to organize the Boy Scouts Camporee celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Last Frontier Council,” said Lawler, who serves on the council’s executive board.

“This year’s Camporee, the first staged in five years, will be the capstone for a number of events highlighting the educational experiences built into the Scouting program to develop lifelong character, skills and service.”

Rooney said, “I’ve been a Scouting volunteer for a number of years. I watched my sons grow up in the program and earn their Eagle Scout badges. I know firsthand how the Boy Scouts are making a difference in the lives of our youth today and it’s a privilege to continue to give back to the council.”

Rooney is a member of the council’s executive board and immediate past president of the Last Frontier Council.

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