Navigators USA, a coed, youth adventure organization committed to opening minds and creativity through direct contact with nature, announces the formation of its 40th chapter in Streetsboro.
The fledgling local chapter, formed by Bill Butt of Streetsboro, Andrew and Michelle Bores of Streetsboro and Beth and Joe Kuemerle of Cuyahoga Falls, will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. March 1 at the Camelot Village Community Center, 1425 Frost Road in Streetsboro.
Navigators USA provides a scouting experience for children and youths ages 7 to 19 and their families, regardless of gender, race, religion, economic status, sexual orientation and social background. The program, which includes separate junior and senior navigators components, emphasizes the importance of attributes such as camaraderie, loyalty, friendship, cooperation, community involvement and appreciation for nature.
Chapter 40 enrollment will be open to all residents of Streetsboro and neighboring communities in Portage and Summit counties.
Robin Bossert, executive director, founded The Navigators USA in 2003, incorporated Navigators USA as a non-profit and directed all publishing, fundraising and chapter activities. He welcomed the new chapter in an email sent to the founding committee members. "Pack your backpacks. You can now go camping as Navigator Chapter 40 Streetsboro," stated Bossert in the email. "Welcome to our family of spirited, open-minded Americans who want to build community in all the varieties that make this country strong."