The Caravans Nazarene Scouting Program awards badges to participants at every grade level who have met certain requirements. Badges are earned for social, mental, physical and spiritual lessons. These lessons include categories such as hiking, fishing, Bible memory, cooking, history of the church, missions and camping, as well as many others.
Travis Sharp, age 12, began this scouting program when he was preschool age. A program participant for the past nine years, Sharp has received all possible badges and awards at each grade level. He has also memorized the 16 Articles of Faith and 32 accompanying Bible verses, receiving two gold medals with distinction for word-perfect memory.
Sharp still attends the Maricopa Nazarene weekly Caravan program. Children from three years of age through sixth grade meet each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Santa Rosa Elementary School library to work on their badge requirements and to participate in youth activities.
Travis Sharp receives his awards and the congratulations of Frankie Fugate, Nazarene District Children’s Pastor.
Having completed all of the Caravans program requirements, Sharp was recently honored at the district level by Frankie Fugate, Nazarene District Children’s Pastor. He received a $90 camp scholarship as well as the Bresee Medal of Honor.
Son of Pastor Todd Sharp and his wife Stephanie, the principal of Santa Rosa Elementary School, Travis Sharp will be a Maricopa middle school student next year.