North Creek Local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts continue to help out their communities and have fun while building character and learning how to become responsible members of American society.
The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated on Feb. 8, 1910 and chartered by Congress in 1916. Its purpose is “to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.”
The local Boy Scouts program is organized through the Twin Rivers Council, which oversees 13 New York counties, including Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington. It serves more than 11,000 youth and 6,000 registered adult volunteers.
North Creek Boy Scouts
North Creek Boy Scout Troop 36 is led by scoutmaster Lenny Wilson and is part of the Wakpominee District of the Twin Rivers Council. The district serves 1,405 scouts and 400 adult volunteers in Warren, Washington, and southern Essex counties. There are 28 Cub Scout packs, 30 Boy Scout troops, three Venturing Crews, and one Explorer Post located in the district.
There are six scouts in North Creek Boy Scout Troop 36, one from Minerva and the rest from the town of Johnsburg. Thomas Wilson reached Eagle Scout in April 2012 and will graduate this year. His project was completed but remains unused.
“Actually his project was at the Wevertown firehouse, which disbanded shortly after his project was accomplished,” Lenny Wilson said. “He did the new community bulletin board. I think they’re going to turn the building into a community center of some sort, so I’m hoping they can use it.”
North Creek scouts helped with maintenance on the Carol A. Thomas Memorial Walking Trail in 2012 and completed a community project at the Adirondack Tri-County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in October. No community service projects for 2013 have been finalized, but the scouts plan to march in the Memorial Day parade and Fourth of July parade this year. They also marched in the Lights On parade in December.