Shrewsbury – A celebration of 100 Years of Boy Scouting in Shrewsbury will kick off on Scout Sunday, Jan, 31, at an all-troop event at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury (FCC). Troop 114 has planned activities for all current and past Scouts in Shrewsbury, regardless of age, troop or rank achieved, that will take place through September 2016.
On Scout Sunday, a special Scout-themed worship service will take place at FCC at 9:30 a.m. At 12:30 p.m., an opening ceremony will begin an afternoon of celebrating Shrewsbury’s 100 years of Boy Scouting with historical displays and photo remembrances. Among the displays will be a map pinpointing Eagle Scout projects across Shrewsbury to highlight how Scouting has benefitted the town over the years. Celebration organizers are hoping to map as many Shrewsbury Eagle projects as possible and are requesting Eagle project information from the scouting community. Shrewsbury Eagle Scouts or their families are encouraged to contact the organizers at [email protected] with the Scout’s name, Eagle project title or brief description, the location of the project and a picture, if possible, for inclusion in the display.
Other activities at the celebration will include a photo booth, video interviews and a free buffet lunch. Contact Troop 114 at [email protected] to RSVP for the celebration.
In addition to the January event, Shrewsbury’s 100 Years of Boy Scouting will be recognized by special participation in the 2016 Memorial Day Parade, a summer 2016 Philmont High Adventure trip, and a summer 2016 campout at Treasure Valley Scout Reservation in Rutland, to which all Scouts are invited. Capping off the festivities will be float participation in the 2016 Spirit of Shrewsbury Parade. Interested residents are encouraged to connect with the troop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/troop114shrewsbury.