More Boy Scout members wanted

  • Mon Mar 13th, 2017 8:30am
  • Life

Boy Scout Troop 945 that meets at the Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 20730 SE 272nd St., Covington, 98042, on Monday nights is having a membership drive. The program is for boys eleven years and older.

We welcome boys of all races and religions. The boys have activities largely they plan, that during this past year included canoeing, camping out, backpacking, hiking, bowling, snowshoeing, igloo building, dodge-balling, geocaching, doing zombie first aid, all night gaming, and more. Scouts do many community service projects such as food drives, and Christmas tree pick-ups.

Eagle scout candidates also plan and execute service projects that utilize fellow members of the troop. One such this winter was installing bark beds behind the wall monuments at the Tahoma Cemetery, near the entry. Boys do individual studies and activities that advance them through scouting ranks through the years and give them merit badges for their uniforms.

We now have some yard signs posted near some of the schools and businesses in the area.

Adult supervisors come from the parent group and must undergo Youth Protection Training, an online course, from the Chief Seattle Council. This must be renewed every year to keep current. We hope to mold boys into young men that exhibit the characteristics of the Scout Law that they recite every Monday meeting. That Law says, “A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.”

Boys and their parents are invited to attend a Monday meeting, and/or activity to become acquainted. We hope they will join us, and a special incentive to join now in March, is that we are taking sign-ups for our annual week long overnight camp that happens during the Summer. Start by emailing us at scoutmaster@bsa945.org