COURTESY ALOHA COUNCIL, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA Bill Paty, the tall man in the middle of the back row, joined a group of Scouts at the 1950 Boy Scout Jamboree, the first one to be held after World War II. Paty, a former Waialua Sugar executive, served as president of the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts.
The fire, police and aviation Explorer programs are alive and well on the Big Island, Oahu, Kauai and Guam. The partnerships between the Aloha Council and the fire departments, police departments, U.S. Customs, border protection and aviation companies provide vocational training for 14- to 20-year-olds. Explorer programs were established in 1959 and opened to young women in 1969.