Legendary NY Yankees closer, Mariano Rivera, has partnered with the Greater New York Councils and additional North East Region BSA Councils to serve as a membership ambassador and celebrity endorser for the Cub Scout program.
From blog.scoutingmagazine.org: original
The greatest closer in baseball history is prepared to help New York Cub Scout packs close the deal on recruiting new members.
Mariano Rivera, after a 19-year career with the New York Yankees, retired with more saves than any other pitcher in history. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer if ever there was one.
But he’s not content to just sit there and count up all 652 of his saves. He’s giving back to the community that supported his incredible career. This fall, he will serve as the “Join Scouting” Spokesperson, exclusively in Greater New York Councils.
That means for boys in the Greater New York Councils, every new Cub Scout and the Cub Scout who recruited him this fall can receive the “I’m with Mo! I joined Cub Scouts” patch (seen below)
Once again, we tip our cap to you, Mariano Rivera. You closed out your pro career but opened a new chapter of giving back.
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