Lebanon Scouts thank and give something back to the community


BSA Troop 200 Scouts recently gave back to their founding organization, Lebanon Reformed Church, by cleaning up church grounds in Lebanon.

On November 20, troop members and their adult leaders grabbed rakes and cleaned up the leaves that had accumulated on the church grounds and parsonage over the course of the autumn.

“It’s the perfect time of year to thank the Church and show our appreciation for being our founding organization,” said Owen Maslanka, Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 200. “They help us a lot, they make us a great meeting place, and we do want to return the favor. “

A week earlier, the troupe held their third annual Turkey Bowl. During this event, local Webelos and Arrow of Lights are invited to participate and rotate through different stations to work on skills and requirements such as whipping and fusing ropes. The Boy Scouts collected food for the local pantry and had also written cards to military personnel stationed in Poland. For many, the highlight of the event was frozen turkey bowling; That year the competition was tough enough to end in a “bowl-off”.

“I’m proud of our troops who took the time to write the cards to the soldiers,” said Ryan Senger, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. “We’re going to send dozens of cards to Poland, where they are stationed, to make their vacation a little nicer.”

Troop 200 is a high adventure troop. The Boy Scouts meet on Monday evening in the Lebanon Reformed Church in Lebanon during the school year. For more information about the troop, follow BSA Troop 200 on Facebook or visit the Troop 200 website at http://boyscouttroop200.org./.


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