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Holiday Greetings From the Desk of Karl Shelton - Scout Executive

Dear Conquistador Council Scouting Family,

Karl Shelton

As we gather 'round the glow of the season, my heart is filled with gratitude for each member of our Scout family here in southeastern New Mexico. This season, I hope that you will enjoy the four "F"s that make this time of year truly special. 


Friends: In the spirit of Scouting camaraderie, let's reach out to friends old and new. Cherish the laughter, the shared adventures, and the bonds that make our Scout family strong. May the friendships we've formed continue to flourish and bring joy to our lives. 


Family: The holiday season is a time to embrace the warmth of family. Whether by blood or by choice, let's surround ourselves with the love and support that family provides. May these moments of togetherness create lasting memories that carry us into the New Year. 


Faith: We personally are preparing for Christmas while others in our community celebrate a diversity of beliefs. Let's find unity in the values we share. Whether it's a celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or other traditions, this season may be a time of reflection, gratitude, and the reaffirmation of the principles that guide us. 


Food: Ah, the joy of shared meals! From festive feasts to simple gatherings, let's relish the pleasure of good company and delicious food. May our tables be abundant, and our hearts be filled with gratitude for the sustenance we share.  Let us remember those who are less fortunate and are generous to all. 


As we wrap up this year and look to the future, may the four "F"s continue to light our path. Together, let's carry the spirit of Scouting into the New Year, fostering a community of friendship, family, faith, and shared meals. 


Wishing you a joyous holiday season filled with the warmth of friendship, the love of family, the strength of faith, and the delights of good food. 


Karl Shelton 

Scout Executive and CEO

Conquistador Council, Boy Scouts of America

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