Local scouts accept leadership role
RUTHSBURG — Scouts from Troop 464 continually strive for excellence. Assistant Scout Master Kelly Wright, Boy Scout Troop 464 in Ruthsburg, submitted the following from 13-year-old R. Hazuda, a scout from Centreville.
“I decided to strive for this National Honors Patrol Award because I believe my patrol shows a lot of teamwork, enthusiasm, and camara- derie,” Hazuda wrote. “I found this award while going through my patrol leader handbook, and I thought we could succeed in all of the requirements. When I asked my Scoutmaster Charlie if this was possible for us to get, he responded with saying, ‘ absolutely.’”
To complete the award, one of the requirements for Hazuda was to complete two service projects, which Hazuda and his fellow scouts did by cleaning up the landscape of the Ruthsburg Community Center and St. Paul’s Church including leaf removal, pruning, planting bed restoration and picking up trash.
Hazuda said, “This award is significant to my patrol and leadership, because we were the first patrol in Troop 464 to do it, and I was the first patrol leader to accomplish this feat.”
From left, Troop 464 Scouts R. Hazuda, H. Scheelar, E. Tuel, C. Gromley, R. Holdrege and J. Richtol work to clean the grounds at St. Paul’s Church and the Ruthsburg Community Center.