On Feb. 7, COLBSA was honored at City Hall as part of the celebration of the BSA’s 109th anniversary. Philadelphia Councilman Al Taubenberger hosted COLBSA and presented the group with a Resolution from the City Council of Philadelphia celebrating the expansion of Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts) welcoming girls into its iconic programs.
During city council’s briefing, COLBSA members had the opportunity to address city representatives and express how Scouts has impacted their lives. Later in the month, on the morning of Feb. 25 Councilman Taubenberger honored late Robert Lux, COLBSA Board Chairman, at a flag-raising. Lux served the Council for more than 30 years. In addition to hoisting the colors, the Lux family received a citation from City Council in honor of Lux’s dedication to the city and its youth.
A native of Philadelphia’s Kensington/North Philadelphia section, Lux was never a Scout in his youth. However, he got involved as an adult when he and his wife enrolled their son in Cub Scout Pack 563 at St. William Catholic Church in Lawndale.
Since joining in the early 1990s, Lux had several accomplishments within the Council including the creation of Boy Scout Troop 563 at St. William, being the Council’s board chair, joining the executive board and holding the role of council treasurer, serving on numerous council committees, joining as a member of the steering committee for the Council’s Annual Corporate Campfire Gala and more.
During the event, Eagle Scout, Alec Heydt, had the opportunity to reflect on his fond memories of Lux and his commitment to mentoring Scouts earning the prestigious rank. After the speeches the crowd watched as the flag for the Cradle of Liberty Council of Pennsylvania was raised to wave between the American Flag and out state flag.
COLBSA thanks Councilman Al Taubenberger for his continuous support for Scouting, BSA Scouts and COLBSA.