June 11, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 108 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
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] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING THE SCOUTS, SEA SCOUTS AND VENTURERS OF THE ALOHA COUNCIL OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA ______ 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 [[Page E530]] 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. ____________________