A local troop is looking to grow their membership.
Boy Scouts Troop 993 welcomes boys and girls in one of their three programs: Cub Scouts (ages 6-10), Boy Scouts (ages 11-18) and Venture Scouts (ages 14-20).
The troop welcomed two girls since last year and currently has 95 scouts altogether with room to grow.
Troop Committee Chairman Gerry Hahn said scouts learn life lessons, skills and citizenship. This year, the troop will trek on backpacking events, participate in scouting competitions, and canoe down the Colorado River.
The troop has produced 20 Eagle Scouts and expects two more to gain that rank by the end of the year.
“We are also starting a quarterly community service program this year where we will reach out to the community and see if there are some projects, within reason, that the scouts can do just to give back – not for Eagle Scout or anything, just to help out the community,” Hahn said.
This Spring, scouts completed a paver project from someone who didn’t have the ability or means to do it themselves, Hahn added.
High School students can also earn community service hours through scouting.
The Troop meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. inside the multipurpose room at Butterfield Elementary School.
For more information, contact Hahn at firstname.lastname@example.org.