Weedsport Boy Scout Troop #59 meets at our church weekly on Monday evening at 7:00 under the leadership of Andy Roden, Scoutmaster. In return they help with our annual turkey dinner and at the Brutus-Sennett Food Pantry.
Our congregation, one of twelve churches, recently supported Zach Bowden in a project he created, organized and executed for his Eagle Scout rank. Working with the Cpl. Kyle Schneider Foundation, Zach collected various items to be sorted into care packages and shipped to troops around the globe. His efforts resulted in 99 packages being put together along with cash donations to cover shipping costs. Any remaining funds will be donated to the Schneider Foundation.
Bowden commented, "It feels amazing to know that all of this is going to the servicemen that defend our country. It is amazing and I am really happy to see how much support we received for this. I'm so grateful. Grateful for all the help and all the volunteers that helped make this happen or made donations. I think it will make them happy to see these care packages come from home and know that people here are thinking about them and appreciate all they do. It feels really good. It feels like an accomplishment and I'm happy to be able to send these to the service men and let them know we are thinking about them."