Dear Editor, 

I’d like to take the time to tell you about my boy scout troop. I am a Life Scout in Troop 50 in Annandale, VA. Troop 50 is a boy lead troop. We plan all the events and then rely on adult leadership to make the event happen. Our troop camps approximately twice a month. We hold troop meetings three times a month. All the camp outs involve hiking and scout skills. Some include canoeing. Over the years, I have learned many skills, including knot tying, knife safety, fire building, and how to treat nature with respect. Now that I am an older scout, I take the time to pass on my knowledge to younger scouts. But that is not what scouting is all about. We also give back to the community. Troop 50 is involved in many service projects. Our service projects help schools, churches, parks to name a few.

 I would like to express how important scouting is. It has helped me in my daily life and I expect what I’ve learned in scouting to help me through the rest of my life. It takes many volunteers to keep a troop running. It also takes fundraising. 

In closing, I would like your readers to know how important scouting is. I would also ask that they support scouting in any way that they can. 

Erik Snydstrup


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