2010-12-16 / Letters to the Editor

Troop gives ‘scout salute’ to its supporters

Troop 1-Jamestown would like to extend their thanks for the generous support from our local businesses. On Dec. 4 – the day of the Village Christmas Tree Lighting – the entire troop spent a good part of the afternoon building over 600 luminaries which were then distributed at various places in town.

We feel this is a pleasant addition to the event and would not be possible without donations. The businesses sending donations to the troop this year included Arthur S. Clarke III Excavating, Baker’s Pharmacy, Bank Newport, Beretta Real Estate, Conanicut Marine Services, Bill Del Nero Cleaners, East Ferry Market and Deli, Jamestown Boat Yard, Jamestown Hardware, John F. Sheehan, Kristine S. Trocki Attorney, Mary Meagher Design, Morneau and Murphy, the Secret Garden, Slice of Heaven and Stearns Farm Inc.

In the past we have received additional donations after the event so we would like to extend our gratitude to all of the other businesses that have helped us in the past and who help us in the future. The donations we receive go a long way in keeping the troops’ equipment and inventory up to date and in good condition. Without these donations we wouldn’t have the tents for the scouts to camp in, the paddles and life preservers for the scouts to go on a canoe outing, or the trailers needed to store and transport the equipment used on our outing. The list goes on and on.

Without this kind of support from our community and our sponsoring organization the Jamestown Rotary Club, there would be no Troop 1-Jamestown. Our hats off, and a scout salute to all who support us.
Jim Archibald
Scoutmaster, Troop 1

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