Dick Vermeil and His Fellow Sports Dignitaries Once Again Raise Funds for Chester County’s Boy Scouts


Former Philadelphia Eagles and St. Louis Rams coach Dick Vermeil held his 27th Annual Celebrity Golf Invitational on Tuesday at Ron Jaworski’s Downingtown Country Club.

Since 1993, the Invitational’s success has helped the Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America continue its mission of offering programs that develop the character, citizenship, and mental and physical fitness of local youth.

“I think young kids needs supervision, guidance, and to learn how to set goals and reach them,” said Vermeil, who coached the Eagles to an appearance in Super Bowl XV and the Rams to a win in Super Bowl XXXIV. “The Boy Scouts contribute in a lot of ways to that. It’s a reinforcement center for the home, school, and church.”

Funds raised from the golf outing benefit the programs and camps enjoyed by the approximately 5,700 Scouts in the Chester County Council, which is currently celebrating its centennial of emphasizing ethics and moral values and preparing youth to be leaders, to accept responsibility, and to care about others.

“My favorite part (of the Invitational) is the relationships with all the people that come and support the Boy Scouts,” said Vermeil, who lives in East Fallowfield. “They care. By being here, they’re showing that they care about a large group of kids.”

The Chester County Council is still raising funds for the future Oscar Lasko Program Activity and Resource Campus (PARC). PARC will provide an abundance of resources and activities, many of which will be held in the Dick & Carol Vermeil Leadership Center.

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