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Boy Scouts celebrate special USPS stamp

SUWANEE — Area Boy Scout troops joined U.S. Postal Service officials for a ceremony Saturday morning at the Suwanee post office celebrating the release of a commemorative stamp.

The Scouting commemorative stamp, created by illustrator Craig Frazier of California, was designed to depict the spirit and outdoor adventure of scouting through a backpacking scout and a large silhouette of a scout surveying the landscape.

Ceremony attendees could purchase the 44-cent stamp, which was released in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

“We are grateful to the USPS for commemorating scouting’s contributions to our nation for the past 100 years,” said Bob Mazzuca, the chief scout executive of the Boy Scouts of America.

Samuel M. Pulcrano, the USPS sustainability vice president, said he was proud to recognize what scouting has done for children.

“I learned a great many things from scouting when I was a boy, and many of those lessons came from my father who served as my assistant scoutmaster,” he said. “The experience made such an impression on me that I now serve as an assistant scoutmaster for my sons’ troop.”

The Celebrate Scouting stamps went on sale nationwide in July.