The Temple recognized Boy Scout Troop 30 during services on Friday, February 11. Scout Master Dan Sturtzel, who spoke at the service, thanked The Temple for their many years of sponsoring Troop 30, which has been in existence in Louisville for nearly 100 years, during which the two organizations have developed a special bond.
Sturtzel presented the annual “State of the Troop” report to the congregation.
In March, the troop is going to Camp Friedlander in Cincinnati for an athletic-themed program that will enable scouts to earn the sports merit badge.
In April, Sturtzel reported, the adventure crew will visit National Boy Scout Sea Base in the Florida Keys. For seven days, the scouts will enjoy sailing, swimming, snorkeling, the Florida sun and seafood.
In June, the troop will travel to the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimeron, NM, where they will hike the 50-mile trail, climb the Tooth of Time, enjoy silver on the sage and starlit night skies. They will need to store their food in bear bags and will have the opportunity to ride horses.
In July, the troop will close out the summer in Wyoming, where they will visit Yellowstone National Park, the land of hot pots and old faithful geysers. The troop will also travel to the trails of the Grand Tetons and make their way through the mountains by mule.
Troop 30 meets every Thursday night in the Klein Center at The Temple, and welcomes new members, age 11-17. Troop 30, chartered at The Temple, was started in 1916.