Local Boy Scouts Make a Strong Showing

Learning how to speak in public and represent yourself and your organization is a valuable skill for any young person. Several Boy Scouts from Troop 618 recently took the opportunity to practice this in December at the River Hill Community Association’s Board Meeting. Each scout had a chance to speak about what scouting has meant to him and how the troop has coordinated fun and adventurous activities, even during the pandemic. Troop 618 has been sponsored by the River Hill Community Association since 2013 and was seeking renewal of their charter.

Troop 618 Committee Chair, Danyiel D’Antonio, kicked off the presentation by explaining the long 30 plus year history of Troop 618 and the impressive number of Eagle Scouts it produces and celebrates each year. Scoutmaster, J. Smart, went on to explain that while most scout troops have 1-2 Eagle Scouts each year, if they are lucky, Troop 618 is looking to advance 6-8 Eagle Scouts this year. As many know, the rank of Eagle Scout is the ultimate achievement in scouting and requires many years of rank advancements, 21 merit badges and a large leadership project benefiting the local community. To have this many Eagle Scouts in one year is impressive! Each scout in attendance was dressed in their traditional Class A uniform, and while nervous, they were well-spoken, polite, and thankful for the opportunity to talk about their scouting experience. The Board of Directors voted to approve the re-charter of the troop’s 30 scouts and over 15 trained adult leaders for another year.

Troop 618 meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Clarksville Middle School and invites anyone who is interested in joining Scouts to stop by and meet the Troop. They also maintain a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/boyscouttroop618 where you can find out their latest news and learn more about joining.

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