Auburn’s Boy Scout Troop 774 has been named the “Chattahoochee District Troop of the Year.”
The award was announced during a May 20 banquet honoring outstanding accomplishments among Scout groups in Georgia’s Chattahoochee District.
Boy Scout Troop 774 includes boys ages 11 to 18 (rising sixth graders to high school seniors) as well as their dedicated leaders and parents. The troop is “big brother” to Cub Scout Pack 574 (for younger boys) and partner to Venture Crew 774 (for high school boys and girls).
BSA Troop 774 meets every Monday evening in Auburn. The Troop camps one weekend each month and enjoys activities such as hiking, canoeing, motor boating and service projects. As part of their activities, Troop members develop skills such as outdoor cooking, first aid, and all-weather survival.
In the words of one young Scout, the most important thing boys in Troop 774 learn is “How to be a good person.”
The core values of Scouting, unchanged for 100 years, are embodied in the Scout Oath: “On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”
For more information, call the Northeast Georgia BSA Council at 706-693-2446 or visit BSA Troop 774 website at http://www.bsatroop774.org/index.html.