On March 7, 2015, several Troop 96 scouts, parents and family members participated in the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church’s “Kids Against Hunger” campaign, with the goal to produce 150,000 meal bags in two days! On our first day, we did break the halfway mark, putting together over 76,000 bags!
These bags will be crated up and sent to organizations that feed the hungry, both locally and around the world. This was a fun and exciting event, and dozens of people from the community came to help out. It was nice to see all the T96’ers there.
If you couldn’t make it on the 7th, you have another chance on March 21, from 8:30 – 4:00! We especially need help in the early morning, to unload the truck! Scouts! Come get your service hours! You need them for rank advancement, and besides, it’s a worthwhile cause.
On Saturday, September 27th, Troop 96 participated in a very nice American flag retirement ceremony with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). We had a beautiful day at Pier Park for the ceremony and the intimate crowd was very moved by the respectful treatment of our national flag.
As part of the ceremony, The scouts marched in, said the Pledge of Allegiance and read The American Creed. For one flag, they performed a complete procedure, cutting the flag into red and white strips and reading passages about America, as they dropped them one by one into the fire. They also sang “God Bless America” and Jason Doss played “Taps” on the trumpet. It was all very moving and patriotic.
Boys, you all did Troop 96 proud!