Celebrating the founding of the Boy Scout program

Graphic of a Boy Scount in Uniform

THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA celebrate annually in the month of February, the Anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scout program by Lord Baden Powell in England. The Scout law says that a “Scout is Reverent” and the Scouts of all ages promise to do their “Duty to God.” These values strengthen youth character in their family, community, and faith.  To ALL scouts, young and old, WE SALUTE YOU!!!

What’s that big blue box for?

Heading up the stairs to the Christian Education rooms, you may have noticed a big blue bin with a round hole cut in the top.

That’s where Boy Scout Troop 4 collects empty bottles and cans to raise money for high adventure trips.

In previous years, funds from deposit bottles and cans left there helped Scouts and leaders spend 10 days at Philmont Scout Ranch, near Cimarron, N.M., in 2012; and week aboard a 75-foot, three-masted schooner cruising the Florida Keys, based at Sea Base near Islamorada, Fla.

Many folks are now in the habit of bringing whatever bottles and cans they have each time they come to church – for Sunday worship, a committee meeting, or other community event. Pick-up of larger quantities can also be arranged.

We appreciate your help.

– Fred Schühle,
assistant scoutmaster

Boy Scout Blue Box Used for Bottle and Can Recycling