Tom Cardiff, executive for the Coastal Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America, addressed the Hinesville Rotary Club at its weekly meeting on March 11. The Coastal Empire Council is comprised of 11 counties, including Liberty, where 8,500 boys are involved in scouting. Cardiff said he believes scouting is becoming more important than ever because of changes in the family unit -- more single parent homes and grandparents raising grandchildren. "We need it (scouting) more today than we did 50 years ago," Cardiff said. For more information on the Boy Scouts, call (912) 927-7272 or visit www.bsasavannah.org.