Letter: Scouts in Barrington will continue to do good work

Posted 2/20/20

To the editor:

The good turns that are regularly performed by Boy Scouts in Barrington and across the country will continue despite the national council's filing for bankruptcy. The concept of …

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Letter: Scouts in Barrington will continue to do good work

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To the editor:

The good turns that are regularly performed by Boy Scouts in Barrington and across the country will continue despite the national council's filing for bankruptcy. The concept of doing good for its own sake is deeply woven into the 110-year history of the Boy Scouts of America, and into the 100-year history of Barrington's own Troop 2. 

While the national council creates a trust to settle lawsuits regarding their failure to properly disclose sexual abuse by adult volunteers in the past, Troop 2 will continue to contribute positively to our community. 

This spring, a Troop 2 scout's plans to make improvements to the Barrington Farm School for his Eagle Scout project will proceed as planned, and our Troop will place flags in the local cemetery on Memorial Day as we have done for years. 

Scouts from Troop 2 will continue to learn the lessons of being “physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight”. Our activities will proceed as planned. Scouts will continue to learn the history of Barrington through the Citizenship in the Community merit badge, and we will continue helping our community through projects like Scouting for Food. 

This weekend, we will venture to the Blue Hills Reservation to go camping and hiking. We will continue to do our best to live up to the scout law and oath, and to continue to do the good work of scouting in Barrington and beyond.

Clement "CJ" Hilty

Barrington

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