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.
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.
Scouts and parents gathered to celebrate the accomplishments our Scouts had made since the last Court of Honor.
Troop 211 was awarded with the GOLD Journey to Excellence award in 2013 as well as the 2013 Troop of the Year. Assistant Scoutmaster Aaron Van Beek was awarded with the Spirit of Scouting award.