Boy Scouts celebrate 108th birthday

Members of Boy Scout Troop 282 celebrating Scout Sunday 2018 include front (L-R) Magic Johnson, Nathan Reed, Ryan Hazy, Wyatt Cliff; middle (L-R) Sean McLellan, Chris Cox, Eli Hill, Isaac DeWitte, Ryder Cliff, Bryce Morin; back (L-R) Isaiah Baker, Alex Harjes, Reverend Karen Fitz LaBarge, Ivan Zonaovetch and Shiloh Bovee.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 282 joined together with their chartered organization, North Kent Presbyterian Church, to celebrate the 108th birthday of Boy Scouts of America on February 11, 2018 for Boy Scout Sunday.   For 27 years, Troop 282 and North Kent Presbyterian Church have joined together to provide local boys the opportunity to be a Boy Scout and have seen 38 members of the troop reach the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

Life Scout Ryan Hazy presented his Eagle Scout project to Reverend Karen Fitz La Barge.

During the church service, special recognition was given to Eagle Scout candidate Ryan Hazy for leading the troop in building special collection bins for the church for food and clothing donations benefiting North Kent Connect and recyclables.

Each year Boy Scouts across the nation gather to celebrate Scout Sunday as they live out their oath: “to do my duty to God and my county and to obey the Scout Law”.   The 12th point of the Scout law calls for a Scout to “reverent”.  February 8, 1910 marks the day that BSA was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia by founder William D. Boyce.