HONORING THE SCOUTS, SEA SCOUTS AND VENTURERS OF THE ALOHA COUNCIL OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 108
(Extensions of Remarks - June 11, 2020)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E529-E530]
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 HONORING THE SCOUTS, SEA SCOUTS AND VENTURERS OF THE ALOHA COUNCIL OF 
                       THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

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                              HON. ED CASE

                               of hawaii

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, June 11, 2020

  Mr. CASE. Madam Speaker, today I rise to honor the Scouts, Sea Scouts 
and Venturers

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of the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) as they 
undertake the BSA Mapathon.
  Headquartered in Hawaii's First Congressional District, the Aloha 
Council prepares young people in Hawai`i to make ethical and moral 
choices throughout their lifetime by instilling in them the traditional 
Hawaiian values of responsibility (kuleana), helpfulness (kokua) and 
taking of the land (malama i ka 'aina) with aloha.
  The BSA launched the BSA Mapathon on May 8, 2020. This national 
effort encourages Scouts to contribute to the Missing Maps Project. 
This project will update and improve the Red Cross' maps for regions at 
the greatest risk of humanitarian crises. The Missing Maps Project 
enables anyone with access to a computer to participate in humanitarian 
mapping by crowdsourcing volunteer efforts using a free and open-source 
mapping software.
  In Hawai`i, the Aloha Council has embodied the values of 
responsibility (kuleana) by advancing the mission of humanitarian 
mapping. Their helpfulness (kokua) in this noble national effort and 
their taking care of the land (malama i ka 'aina) with their act of 
aloha will be remembered in Hawai`i and our nation, especially if there 
is new crisis.
  I am proud to join with the Scouts in promoting humanitarian mapping, 
especially in Hawai`i where we have done so while promoting Hawaiian 
cultural values. I urge the House of Representatives to recognize the 
work of the Aloha Council and other councils throughout our nation who 
have joined in on this important endeavor.

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