BSA Troop 45 serves the Warwick community

Warwick. Each May, the scouts participate in service projects to thank U.S. veterans.

| 10 May 2024 | 10:27

Boy Scout Troop 45 and their scouts like to help their community. “To help other people at all times” is part of the Scout Oath that they not only recite, but also practice. BSA Troop 45 scouts help others through their many service projects throughout Warwick. Some examples of the troop’s community service include: church and park clean ups, food and clothing drives, Eagle Scout projects, and planting flags at the cemetery.

BSA Troop 45 holds weekly meetings at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Monday nights. To give back to the church for using their space, the troop coordinates fall and spring clean ups at the church.

To reach Eagle Scout rank, every scout must plan, prepare, lead, and complete a service project that benefits an outside organization in their area. BSA Troop 45’s most recent Eagle Scout, Collin Freet, restored mile marker posts to mark distances for cross country runners and to benefit the Warwick Valley Central School District. Other recent beneficiaries of BSA Troop 45’s Eagle Scout projects include: the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry, Four Seasons Kids, Wickham Woodlands, The Warwick Skatepark Initiative, The Warwick Historical Society, and Christ Church.

Each May, BSA Troop 45 scouts participate in service projects to thank our veterans. Working with The Warwick Valley VFW Post 4662, scouts help landscape the entrance to Veterans Memorial Park and Ben’s Garden, established to commemorate Ben Valenti, WWII veteran and purple heart recipient. Troop 45 also collaborates with the American Legion #214 to place 1,400 American flags at the gravestones of every veteran at the Warwick Cemetery. These flags are placed to show their respect for and remember the many local veterans.

To assist with placing flags at the Warwick Cemetery or for more information on scouting, contact