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Last evening, April 23, our Troop received the GOLD Journey to Excellence Award while Eric Rankin received the Unit Award of Merit, Larry Te Grotenhuis received the Spirit of Scouting award, Aaron Van Beek received the Scouter of the Year award, and Greg Van Beek received the Scoutmaster of the Year award! We are blessed to be in a community and Troop where so much time and commitment is spent by ALL our volunteers. Congratulations Scouters on your awards and congratulations Scouts on another great year of Scouting! Below is what was read for each of these awards.
Earlier this week, Boy Scouts helped pack just under 600 sack packs for students in our community. These packs go home with students on the weekends and are filled with easy foods that they can make on their own.
Even with the rain today, Scouts collected 1,961 items with $78 in donations! Thank you to the community for your support of the Scouts through our annual Scouting for Food drive. With just over 75 hours of service today, we were able to give all of this to the Hope Food Pantry in Sioux Center.
Scouts and family members that are going to Washington, D.C. had the opportunity this year to serve a meal during the annual Sioux Center Indoor Fair. "A Scout is Thrifty..." means Scouts find a way to pay their own way. We thank the community for your support of our Scouts attending this trip. Because of your support, the can see what Citizenship in the Nation really is!
Scouts had the opportunity to advance during our annual Green & Gold Banquet at Central Reformed Church. Scouts earned ranks, merit badges, as well as other awards through the Scouting program. Those in attendance were also made aware of the Troop's recent donation from the new Sioux Center Advance Auto Parts store.
Sioux Center Wreaths Across America teamed up with the Sioux Center Boy Scouts to clean up all the wreaths. All the wreaths were then taken to the Sioux Center dump.
Scouts were given the opportunity to earn their Snow Sports merit badge over Christmas break at Mount Kato.