Warwick. Boy Scout Troop 45 had an interesting summer

| 27 Sep 2021 | 03:10

The pandemic put a pause on Warwick’s Boy Scout of America’s Troop 45’s normally busy schedule.

But when things safely opened up last spring, the scouts restarted their in-person meetings, monthly camping trips and community service initiatives.

This year they kicked off this summer with a fishing derby followed by a week camping at Ten Mile River Scout Camp, inducting six new Eagle Scouts and planting a memorial garden for World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Ben Valenti.

And four scouts even spent a week on a high adventure trip in St. Thomas where they learned to sail, snorkeled among the coral reefs and hiked along the sandy beaches and mountain areas of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

This all shows that scouting is still going strong in Warwick.

Troop 45 (Grades 6-12) meets on Mondays at 7 p.m.

Anyone interested in joining the troop or for more information should contact Ruben Vargas at rvargas@troop45warwick.org.

- Roger Gavan