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Legislator Irene Myers secures funds for Scouting programs in Youngstown


Fri, Oct 27th 2023 07:00 am

Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers presented $1,500 in funding to scouting programs in Youngstown on Oct. 16 during an awards presentation to the Scouts, leaders and parents at the Youngstown Presbyterian Church. Cub Scout Pack 829 and Boy Scout Troop 829 each received $750 from the Niagara County Legislature.

“We are so grateful to Legislator Myers and the Niagara County Legislature for their financial support,” said Charlotte Clark, Cubmaster of Pack 829. “For the Cub Scouts, these funds help pay for handbooks, awards, campouts and outings that help make our program the best it can be.”

Nicholas Wesley, Troop 829’s senior patrol leader AND the group’s elected youth leader, spoke to the legislator during the presentation.

“Thank you for coming here to present this check to us,” he said. “We sincerely appreciate your continued support of our program for the second year in a row. The money helps us plan new adventures and update old equipment. It truly makes a difference, so thank you!”

“Legislator Myers' support of Scouting goes beyond funding,” Clark said. “When she talks to the Scouts, she reminds them that they are our community’s future leaders, and that Scouting will help them grow on the right path. It’s important for our youth to hear messages like this, because it plants the seeds of leadership and community service in them.”

Youngstown Cub Scout Pack 829 is open to girls and boys in kindergarten to fifth grade, and currently has 41 registered Scouts. It meets twice monthly on Mondays at the Youngstown Presbyterian Church. Information is available at www.facebook.com/Pack829, www.beascout.org, or by emailing [email protected].

Youngstown Boy Scout Troop 829 is open to boys in sixth grade through age 18 and currently has 15 registered Scouts. The troop meets weekly on Tuesdays in the basement of St. Bernard R.C. Church. More information is available at www.facebook.com/YOUNGSTOWNTROOP829 and www.beascout.org.

Cub Scouts from Pack 829 surround Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers as she presents a check to Cubmaster Charlotte Clark for the pack’s program year at Youngstown Presbyterian Church.

Senior Patrol Leader Nicholas Wesley and Boy Scouts from Youngstown Troop 829 are presented with a $750 check from Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers at Youngstown Presbyterian Church.

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