Troop 737 helps fellow scout advance to Star Scout

Members of Troop 737 prep a room for painting during a community service project at Fallbrook United Methodist Church.

FALLBROOK – Boy Scouts Jordan Reyburn, Sam Causey and Zach English from Troop 737 recently completed a community service project at Fallbrook United Methodist Church to assist fellow scout Zeke Maletych with achieving advancement to Star Scout.

The scouts spent several days prepping and painting a room at the Methodist Church which serves as a youth group room. The Methodist Church provides Troop 737 with a location to host their weekly meetings as well as a place to store the troop’s gear. Therefore, when the time came to seek out possibilities for service projects, the Troop was more than happy to give back to their welcoming host as a token of appreciation.

One component of achieving the rank of Star Scout is to complete a service project of at least six hours. The scouts from Troop 737 went well over the minimum requirement with their project at the Methodist Church.

Scouts from Troop 737 not only enjoy assisting one another with service projects but they also seek out opportunities for advancement in general: merit badges, campouts, hiking, canoeing, fishing, and other adventures which the troop undertakes. Troop 737 of Boy Scouts of America provides young men with countless opportunities to build invaluable life skills as well as the lifetime recognition upon completion of Eagle Scout.

The program is designed so that older scouts assist and guide younger scouts with advancing within the troop so that they can in turn lead and guide incoming scouts in the future. So far Troop 737 has afforded these scouts with countless opportunities, which have allowed these scouts to learn how to administer first aid, cook, prepare fires, as well as being responsible for themselves through packing and maintaining their own gear.

Since completing their service project, Reyburn, English and Maletych conquered Sugar Loaf Mountain. The boys hiked a total of eight miles, with a change of elevation of more than 2,000 feet, over the course of six hours. The peak of Sugar Loaf Mountain has an elevation of 9,952 feet and is in the San Bernadino National Forest.

Troop 737 will be hosting a Pumpkin Carving event Monday, Oct. 30 at7 p.m. at the Methodist Church located at 1844 Winterhaven Road in Fallbrook. This serves as a great opportunity for boys who may be interested in learning more about scouts and Troop 737. Boys who are 11 years or older or have completed the fifth grade are eligible to join.

The event is free and each participant will receive a free pumpkin to carve. To sign up for the event, visit www.troop737.com. Registration is required to ensure that there will be enough pumpkins for all participants.

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