Not every pack or troop gets to collaborate with international Scouts on a daily basis. But for Scouts in the Transatlantic Council, World Scouting is literally in their backyards. This was the case as BSA Scouts donated and delivered 28 refurbished laptops to a Ghana Scout Association troop.
The Transatlantic Council offers the BSA Scouting experience to children of parents serving overseas. Primarily in Europe, the Council also has a unit in Accra, Ghana. The troop there delivered laptops refurbished by Troop 90 in Frankfurt, Germany. A collaboration in every sense, these laptops went to the Ghana Scout Association.
Scoutmaster Matthew Hilton of the BSA’s Ghana troop told local newspaper The Finder, “Boy Scouts of America is very new to Ghana so we will like to start making our name known through the building of friendship and community with the Ghana Scout Association.”
The Ghana Scout Association celebrated its centennial last year and aims to develop young people into responsible citizens who realize their full potential. This is not unlike the Boy Scouts of America – a point made even more clear in the photos of the BSA Scouts alongside Ghana Scouts. See for yourself and read more about this project in the featured article from The Finder below.