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Troop 47 Plant and Flower Sale

May 07, 2015 03:00AM ● By Kieran Gilman
(Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by the leaders of Troop 47.)

Boy Scout Troop 47 is holding its spring plant sale Saturday May 9th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Tewksbury Congregational Church at 10 East Street in Tewksbury.  The spring plant sale will include a wide variety of vegetables and flowers that are ready to be planted in your garden and are sold by the six pack.  They are $2.50 per six pack.   An assortment of hanging plants ranging in price from $20 to $35 will also be sold.  They would make great Mother's day gifts.  
 
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
 
Duty to country is one of the pillars that Boy Scouts is built upon.  Our Troop recently traveled to the Niagara area of New York to learn firsthand about the history of our country.  The trip included a visit to Old Fort Niagara, the site of President Teddy Roosevelt’s inauguration and historic Niagara Falls.  The trip was capped off with a stay on the Navy cruiser the USS Littlerock, where the scouts learned about the history of that ship as well as the destroyer USS The Sullivans (named after the five Sullivan brothers who died aboard the USS Juneau when it was hit by a torpedo during WWII) and the submarine USS Croaker.
 
Funds raised through the plant sale help defray the cost of equipment and trips such as the trip to Niagara   Supporting Troop 47 allow the troop to continue to combine educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

For information about joining Troop 47 contact John Froio, Scoutmaster atattyfroio@yahoo.com
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