OAKVILLE — Boy Scout Troop 52, sponsored by American Legion Post 195 in Oakville, held a family picnic on the grounds of Union Congregational Church to start its 2022-2023 season.
Seventy scouts, parents, and leaders enjoyed great food, fellowship, games, and then recognized scouts who worked hard to earn a variety of badges over the summer.
One resident attended his first troop event with his young family.
An Eagle Scout in his youth, he recalled all the learning and fun and looked forward to his son having a similar experience when he “crosses over” from Cub Scouting to Boy Scouting in March.
Troop Committee members Oscar Bartlett and Tim Martin cooked for the crowd, and each family brought delicious salads and desserts.
Scoutmaster Nikolai Oun gave a brief summary of the summer.
In July the older scouts paddled the Allagash Wilderness Waterway in Maine. In August the entire troop spent a week at Camp Mattatuck in Plymouth.
Advancement Chairman Robert Beres and Troop Committee Chairman Brad Hanover presented 58 merit badges ranging in topics like Lifesaving, Game Design, Kayaking, and Rifle Shooting.
Troop 52, for ages 11 thru 17, meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Wednesday at Union Congregational Church at 167 Buckingham St.
Those interested may contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Previous scouting experience is not required.
A boy must be 11 years old, or have completed the 5th grade, or have earned the Arrow of Light from Cub Scouts.
Cub Scout Pack 52 for ages 5 thru 10 meets on Thursdays at the church at 167 Buckingham St.
Those interested may contact Cubmaster Mike Hanis at email@example.com.