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Kearny Boy Scouts Troop 305 March in 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Apr 11, 2024
Kearny Boy Scouts Troop 305 St. Patrick's Day Parade

On Sunday, March 10, 2024, the vibrant streets of West Hudson buzzed with the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, highlighted by the participation of Boy Scouts Troop 305 in the United Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This event not only celebrates Irish heritage but also exemplifies the values of community and tradition—values also shared by Troop 305.

Founded over a century ago, the Boy Scouts of America has become one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating in citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

Troop 305, chartered by St. Stephen’s Church in Kearny, New Jersey, stands as a shining example of this mission. With a history rich in community service and leadership, Troop 305 has been a beacon of the scouting ethos. Their involvement in local events like the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is not just about celebration but also a demonstration of their commitment to community involvement and leadership.

The values promoted by the Boy Scouts of America—citizenship, compassion, cooperation, courage, faith, health and fitness, honesty, perseverance, positive attitude, resourcefulness, respect, responsibility, and leadership—are more than abstract ideals for the members of Troop 305. These principles guide the scouts in their daily activities and community interactions.

The Kearny Boy Scouts Troop 305 teaches young scouts to uphold the value of citizenship through active community engagement and stewardship. They learn compassion and cooperation by working together on various service projects, which also teach them about respect and responsibility towards others and their environment.

Scouts are encouraged to embody courage and perseverance, whether in tackling challenging outdoor activities or in their personal pursuits. Faith, an integral part of their scouting experience, is nurtured in partnership with St. Stephen’s Church, fostering a sense of spiritual growth and community.

Health and fitness are promoted as essential components of a scout's development, ensuring they understand the importance of maintaining physical and mental well-being. Honesty and a positive attitude form the backbone of their interactions, both within the troop and in the broader community.

Resourcefulness and leadership are cultivated through various scouting activities that require problem-solving and team management, preparing these young individuals for future roles in leadership, both in Kearny and beyond.

As Troop 305 marched in the parade, they carried their flags in a display of their ongoing commitment to the values that scouting seeks to instill—a commitment that continues to nurture promising young individuals into responsible, caring adults.

Through their participation in the United Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Kearny Boy Scouts Troop 305 reaffirms its dedication to these principles, celebrating not just their heritage but also their future, guided by the enduring values of the Boy Scouts of America.

For more information, please visit their website and their Facebook page.

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