Scouts across the country gathered at their charter organizations earlier this month to commemorate BSA’s historic traditions, Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath.
The Scouting holidays have been carried on for decades by enthusiastic Scouters like those at the Presbyterian Church of St. Albans in Queens, New York.
These Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from the Queens Council of the Greater New York Councils truly demonstrated what it means to lead by example during the church’s Scout Sunday celebration. They spoke to the St. Albans congregation about the impact Scouting has had on their lives and the skills and values they’ve gained along the way.
Eagle Scout Rashaad B. shared struggles the youth in his community face. “Southern Queens, we have people, like, having fights or not in school, dropping out of school,” he told NY1 News.
Scouting builds character and enables youth to improve their communities. These Scouts want to inspire the citizens of Queens to continue their mission of good will and their council leaders hope that by witnessing the Scout Oath in action, other young people will be encouraged to join the ranks.
During the festivities, Cub Scouts proved that no matter your age, you can still make a difference. Taking care of the planet is one way Cub Scout Brycen J. serves his community.
“If there’s garbage on the floor, I’ll pick it up so the earth will be clean,” he told NY1 News.
More Cubs shared valuable lessons with their elders such as the importance of sticking up for what’s right, helping others, and being honest.
Black History Month was a great time to share Scouting values with others, according to Queens City Councilman Daneek Miller.
“Today, by their service to their community, and all the merits that the Scouts bring out, that they are contributing to black history as well,” Miller told NY1 News.
You can find out more more about these exceptional Scouts by reading the full article by NY1 News and check out the Scouting Newsroom story to learn about the meaning behind Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath.