Seekonk/East Providence Scout News
Troop 1 Holds Virtual Meetings During Quarantine
By Will, Troop 1 Scribe
One of the major impacts of the recent Coronavirus pandemic was the cancellation of many activities that made up many people’s day. This heavily impacted the Boy Scouts of America in every state including our local Troop 1. A big portion of all activities conducted by the troop was done in large gatherings and in the current situation that was not going to be allowed and all upcoming scouting events were cancelled. One thing however did remain constant and that was the weekly meetings on Tuesday, albeit now virtual and on Zoom. Along with this we had another scout by the name of Mathew make a Google Classroom and a Flipgrid so scouts could send videos of themselves doing activities such as one match fires. Although it has been challenging to figure this out with everything going on we have begun to get back into the swing of things with upcoming merit badges opportunities over the summer so we can finally start to get back to what we were doing before.
Troop 1 & Troop 9 Honor Military
On Memorial Day, Seekonk Scouts BSA Troop 1 and Troop 9 honored those who served in the US military by replacing worn flags at the Seekonk Cemetery. We will store the worn flags until we’re able to properly retire them at a later date. This year looked different than years past as Scouts were required to wear masks and spread out to meet social distancing guidelines. A special thank you to our community members Amy Davenport who donated scout-themed fabric and Diane Johnson who sewed masks for all of our scouts!
If you have any worn flags that need to be retired you can drop them off for us in the marked box outside of the American Legion Post 311 on Fall River Ave.
Pack 88 Cub Scouts Join Troop 1
Each spring Cub Scouts end their scouting season with a celebration and the oldest scouts (5th graders) get to cross-over into a troop and join Scouts BSA. Although this year looked different than originally planned, we weren’t going to let COVID take this rite of passage from our scouts. We had to be a little creative with this year’s Cross-over Ceremony which included one scout at a time being filmed crossing our mini bridge. The video clips were then edited together and shown at a virtual ceremony which all of the scout families could watch. The virtual ceremony also included pre-recorded messages from Troop 1 scouts and leaders, BSA’s Narragansett Council staff and the Cub Scout’s own siblings all wishing the scouts well in their new troop.
Troop 1 Seekonk wants to congratulate Finnegan, MJ, Mason, Paul and Oliver for receiving the highest award in Cub Scouts, the Arrow of Light. The Arrow of Light is the only Cub Scout patch that may be worn on the Scouts BSA uniform. All of the boys crossed over from Cub Scout Pack 88 Rumford/Seekonk.
To find out more about Scouting in Seekonk:
Visit our website at www.Troop1Seekonk.org to see our calendar of events and photos from past activities.
Email us for more info:
Scouts BSA Troop 1 Seekonk (for Boys ages 11-17):
Scouts BSA Troop 9 Seekonk (for Girls ages 11-17):
Cub Scout Pack 88 Rumford/Seekonk (for Boys & Girls, Grades K-5): Pack88.Cubs@gmail.com