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March 17, 2010 > Local Boy Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary

Local Boy Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary

By Meenu Gupta
Photos By Meenu Gupta

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) celebrated their 100th anniversary on February 8, 2010. Newark Mayor David Smith presented Scout Commissioner for the Mission Peak District Steve Cho, Assistant Scout Commissioner David Libby, Scout Master Charlie Mabie and Asstistant Scout Master George Engs with a proclamation recognizing the BSA's centenary when Council met on March 11.

Members of Troop 186, Asst. Scout Master Michael Libby, Assistant Scout Patrol Unit Tyler Engs, Chris Faria, Tanner Engs and Christian Koster received the honor for their dedicated efforts.

Troop 186 is dedicated to instilling scout values and building character. Scouts participate in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.

"The troop is the last Boy Scout group left in the City of Newark with around 35 participating Scouts; another ten are on our Co-ed Venture Crew which consists of young men and ladies, aged 14 - 20, and we plan to continue," said Scout Master Charlie Mabie.

"You have contributed something worthwhile to the City in the form of project activity that benefits our residents for years to come," said Mayor Smith as he congratulated the Scouts.

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