WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today introduced the “Help to Access Land for the Education of Scouts” Act or “HALE Scouts Act” allowing the Indian Nations Council, Inc. of the Boy Scouts of America to acquire 140 acres of federal land in order to expand the Hale Scout Reservation, commonly referred to as “Camp Tom Hale.”
“This legislation allowing the Boy Scouts of America to obtain federal land at Camp Tom Hale will greatly benefit Boy Scouts in Oklahoma and throughout the United States,” Inhofe said. “Boy Scouts of America is a praiseworthy organization that provides opportunities to learn valuable lessons in leadership and responsibility and the acquisition of this land will allow them to expand their mission.”
This bill is identical legislation (H.R. 2675) introduced by U.S. Congressman Dan Boren (D-Okla.) which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday, March 31, 2008 by a vote of 370-2.