Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Scouts, leaders report annual progress to Rotary Club

On Wednesday, Nov. 29, Eagle Scouts Louie Harris, Creighton Williams and Nicky Zuk (center, left to right) joined Chartered Organization Representative Michael Tullier (far left) and Scoutmaster Andrew Baird (far right) to make the troop's annual "state-of-the-troop" presentation to the Auburn Rotary Club. The club serves as the troop's charter organization, or sponsor, and makes an annual financial allocation to support the troop's activities.

Mr. Baird shared with Rotarians the troop's activities and progress as of the end of 2016 (as depicted in the infographic to the right), as well as throughout 2017. He summarized many of the troop's backpacking, team-building, high-adventure and educational trips and camping outings He also highlighted the troop's service efforts, which include partnering with the Rotary Club on its annual remulching effort at Hickory Dickory Park.

The trio of Eagle Scouts shared with Rotarians progress toward earning their Eagle Scout ranks, including efforts to complete their Eagle Scout leadership service projects, as well as the leadership experiences Scouting has afforded them during their time in the troop. Louie and Nicky recounted their summer experience at Philmont National Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Creighton discussed his experience as a National Jamboree participant in addition to being part of the Philmont expedition.

Mr. Tullier concluded the presentation by inviting Rotarians to consider serving as merit badge counselors for one of Scouting's 130-plus merit badges.

Pictured above with the Troop 50 contingent is Auburn Rotary Club President Chris Warren.