Local Boy Scouts organization receives national accreditation

PROVIDENCE – The Narragansett Council of the Boy Scouts of America received a gold qualification in the Journey to Excellence Program earlier this year.

Gold, according to the council, is the highest of four rankings a council can achieve. The assessment is based on best practices listed in the corporate performance measurement field, including finance, membership, program, unit service, and leadership and government.

Per the council, 13,428 southeastern New England youths were served by the group in the past year, a 4 percent increase from the prior year. The council collected 217,747 pounds of food for local pantries during its most recent annual Scouting for Food event.

Tim McCandless, Narragansett Council scout executive and CEO, said in a statement the “accreditation validates all of the hard and tireless work” completed by the staff.

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His prepared remarks continued: “We look forward to continuing to give the best possible program for our youth and families.”

Emily Gowdey-Backus is a staff writer for PBN. You can follow her on Twitter @FlashGowdey or contact her via email, gowdey-backus@pbn.com.