Local Boy Scout Executive Honored

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bill Crowell accepted Honorary Membership by local Alpha Phi Omega Chapter. Crowell, Senior District Executive with the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, is recognized with Honorary Membership in Alpha Phi Omega by the local chapter at Southeast Missouri State University.

The past decade, Crowell has been building a strong relationship between Alpha Phi Omega and the local Boy Scouts, since they hold common values such as service, brotherhood, and leadership. Crowell's guidance and leadership has given both groups more successful opportunities. A few of the opportunities he offered were service through Popcorn Fundraiser sales and product distribution, Scouting for Food canned food drive, working with scouts in Pack 14 and Crew 500, as well as guidance with the chapter's Merit Badge University which has grown over the last few years and now serves 600 local youth.

Most chapters are not offered the opportunity that Crowell has provided. The chapter at Southeast is a Boy Scout venture crew and with Crowell's direction has served the Cape Girardeau community. This has resulted in the chapter's recognition of the M. R. Disborough Service to Scouting award for the past four years.

Alpha Phi Omega National Coed Service Fraternity has more than 17,000 male and female student members at 366 college campuses nationwide. Its mission is to prepare campus and community leaders through service. Its purpose is to develop leadership, to promote friendship and to provide service to humanity. Founded at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania in 1925, it is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Independence, Missouri. More than 350,000 members have joined Alpha Phi Omega since its founding. The Beta Psi Chapter at Southeast Missouri State University was first chartered in 1939. The chapter provides service to the community, leadership development and fellowship opportunities to its membership.

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