Friday, June 28, 2013

Scouts from England to visit Derby

DERBY – Twenty one Scouts, Explorers and Leaders from the 107th Scout Group of Derby, England will be arriving at the Derby Train Station, at 6 p.m. Tuesday and will be greeted by their hosts, Housatonic Council Boy Scout Troop 3.

The Scouts will meet in uniform and walk from the Derby Train Station to the Second Congregational Church on Elizabeth Street, across from the Green.

The Second Congregational Church has been the sponsoring organization of Troop 3 since the Troop was founded in 1914.
A welcome dinner will be held at the church hall and Mayor Anthony Staffieri will be on hand to make a presentation to the visiting Scouts on behalf of the city of Derby.

The Derby, England S scouts will be hosted by Troop 3 families and they will be attending the Derby- Shelton fireworks display Wednesday.
Other activities include a Fourth of July picnic and a trip to Six Flags New England Amusement Park.
The Scouts will then attend a week of summer camping with Troop 3 at the Edmund D. Strang Scout Reservation in Goshen before departing on July 13.

In Derby’s Tercentennial year of 1975, legendary Scout Leader Edmund D. Strang and Troop 3 Derby began hosting exchange scouts from Derby, England. 
Troop 3 Derby Scoutmaster Randy Ritter and 107th Scout Group leader Stuart Cooke are coordinating the program this year.

For more information contact Ritter, 203-733-5347.

This post is taken from a press release from Scoutmaster Randy Ritter.

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