Every year a group of young men dedicate their time and energy to service and support our community. These future leaders of tomorrow are driven by a set of core values that teach them character and importance of civil duty. Where these values defining who they will become; they are bounded by a brotherhood that lasts a lifetime.
Who are these young leaders? Scouts and the Scouts of Troop 907 are living examples of how honesty, friendship, helpfulness and leadership come to life. Our unit is focused on teaching young men that they can make a difference. Each year our scouts replace flags on the graves of every veteran in all of our town cemeteries, remembering the sacrifices that these servicemen have made to our nation. They cook and serve meals to those in troubled circumstance, who could use a hot meal and a warm smile. They attend our Town’s Memorial and Veterans’ Day Services, and assist the elderly at the Annual Strawberry Festival. They collect food for the Town food drives and do Eagle Scout Projects throughout the community.
Scouting creates a fun environment to learn traditional and modern skills, try out trades and professions, learn about laws and government, as well as fitness, fairness, and being a good family member. Scouts learn how to cook, and sharing a meal is a large part of most of our activities. Adventure in the outdoors is where it all comes together, whether camping, fishing, skiing, biking, canoeing, or hiking, our scouts learn by doing.
The scouting program has been building character and teaching values in young men for over 100 years. Based on a set of core values that stress honesty, friendship, helpfulness, self reliance, scouting teaches it’s participants to be leaders by tasking them to teach others, and by solving problems as a group. The goal of scouting has always been to build competent, caring citizens, with pride in themselves and their nation.
If you are curious to see how scouting can transform your child into a leader of tomorrow, come join Troop 907, Thursday evenings at 7 P.M at the First Church of Christ Parish House on Meetinghouse Lane. Visit our website, troop907.org. Or contact our member chair Eileen Rickel at (203) 258-5891 or Scoutmaster Tom Luciani at (203) 387-5909.