Westport Boy Scout troop plans open house
Published 5:30 pm, Thursday, September 1, 2011
Boy Scout Troop 36 plans an open house Monday, Sept. 12, at Saugatuck Congregational Church, where boys and their parents can learn about the troop and its programs.
The open house is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., and leaders will discuss opportunities for boys to learn outdoor skills and develop leadership skills, the troop said.
Boys must be at least 11 years old or have completed fifth grade, but previous participation in Cub Scouts is not required.
The troop has members from a variety of faiths and backgrounds.
Jack Berry has been Troop 36 scoutmaster for 22 years, and the troop has produced 113 Eagle Scouts, scouting's highest honor.
The troop participates in a number of scout jamborees and has offered other activities such as a bicycle trek on Block Island, R.I.; a ski trip to Mount Snow, Vt., and field trips to Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C.
Each year, troop members may attend summer camp at Camp Yawgoog in Rhode Island, where they have opportunities to earn merit badges, play team sports and spend evenings around a camp fire.
More information about the troop and the open house is available by calling Eliot Bassin at 202-497-0394.