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Local church celebrates scouting

The La Jolla United Methodist Church will celebrate Scouting Sunday at 10 a.m. Sept. 28. The contributions to church and community by scouting organizations is significant, and this Sunday has been set aside to recognize all of our community scouting organizations and their leaders, past and present.

La Jolla United Methodist Church is proud of Boy Scout Troop 506, founded, and still chartered by the church, 44 years ago. Over the years, Troop 506 has produced 50 Eagle Scouts. It currently consists of 40 youths and 16 registered adult leaders, led by Scoutmaster Clark Smith.

The mission of Troop 506 is to impart the principles of the Scout Oath and Law and to enable the boys to grow into ethical and self-reliant young men.

Community service is a hallmark of the troop. Recent Eagle projects have included creating a meditation garden at La Jolla Congregational Church; renovating the exterior of the Florence Riford Senior Center; improving areas of Crest Canyon, Balboa, Marian Bear and Torrey Pine Parks; completing numerous projects at La Jolla High School, planting a garden at Pacific Beach Elementary, and refurbishing the play area at the La Jolla United Methodist Church Preschool. The troop also sponsors an annual Christmas service project for the needy and helps out its home church every March after the annual rummage sale.

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La Jolla United Methodist Church wants to honor Troop 506 this Sunday. All generations of scouts, past and present, and their families are cordially invited and encouraged to attend- wear uniforms, badge sashes, or any other mementos of current or past scouting activities.

Scouting Sunday

When: 10 a.m. Sept. 28

Where: La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd.

More Information: (858) 454-7108

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