Letter: Borger Boy Scout troop will maintain Scout Oath and Law

As a member of the Borger Scout Troop 507, I would like to thank the veterans and our community for their support both emotionally and financially after the acts of vandalism and theft of the flags set out for Columbus Day in Borger. (Borger police investigate after Boy Scouts troop’s Columbus Day flags stolen, burned, Oct. 9, amarillo.com.)

 

Thank you for your support. It does help.

Acts like this bring to light why groups like the Boy Scouts and Troop 507 are so important in our community. This is a group of young adults that meets weekly, they start each meeting honoring the flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, reciting the Scout Oath and Law followed by opening prayer.

The Scout Oath and Law talks about doing your best, duty to God and country and helping other people. A scout’s journey through rank advancement towards Eagle Scout includes service hours as part of the advancement plan.

These are some of the young adults helping with food drives, local community events, at their churches and working with our veterans. This is a group where honor and respect are some of the words they use.

Is Boys Scouts a perfect organization? No, but I do not know of any organization that is perfect. It is a group of people of which I am proud my son and I are a part.

The morning of Nov. 11, thanks to the support of our community, you will see local scouts practicing duty to country, honor and respect as they set out flags in honor of our veterans.

Gary Blakely

Fritch

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