K2bsa Amateur Radio Association
Rating: 5 stars 3 reviews
Location: 2605 Valleywood Drive Grapevine TX 76051-6584 USA
Results: Have recruited 50+ amateur radio operators for the National Scout Jamboree in 2013 at the Summit in West Virginia. Established key sponsorships of equipment for use at the Jamboree and following the Jamboree on a permanent basis.
Programs: Programs include call sign use for Scouting events, promotion of all Radio Scouting activities via website and social media, active leadership and financial support for the amateur radio activities at the National Scout Jamboree.
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As an Amateur Radio Operator, ARRL Volunteer Official, and lifetime Scouter, I have witnessed the tremendous number of young people that the K2BSA Amateur Radio Association has introduced to Amateur Radio. By it's support of the Radio Scouting program, it's fair to say that no other organization has done more to promote our hobby to youth.
The operation is totally volunteer run with no paid staff. It also has successfully worked with manufacturers to get them to donate or loan equipment and supplies to further these efforts. Donations are carefully tracked and monitored.
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