TOP PHOTO: BSA Troop 310 attended Monday’s Commission meeting to earn their civil government merit badge and were surprised by a proclamation in their honor at the end of the meeting.

By Charlotte Underwood 

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – County Commissioners recognized BSA Troop 310 with a proclamation at Monday’s Commission meeting. 

The proclamation declares October 1st as BSA Troop 310 Day in Campbell County.  This day marks the eighth anniversary of when Troop 310 was started.

Commissioner Dewayne Kitts had said he would like to honor BSA Troop 310 during last week’s workshop and all other commissioners agreed. 

“Scouting takes a lot of commitment and a lot of heart and dedication, and we want to recognize that,” Commissioner Dewayne Kitts said. 

Scouts had attended Monday’s commission meeting to earn their civil government merit and did not know they were going to be honored with a proclamation until the end of the meeting when they were called forward.

County Commissioner Dewayne Kitts, left, reads a proclamation honoring BSA Troop 310 for their many community service projects, conservation projects and all they do in the community.

Troop 310 was recognized for their multitude of community projects and service deeds such as presenting the colors at Veterans Breakfasts and helping at other community events.

They were also honored for the many achievements the troop has accomplished over the past eight years. 

“They do a fantastic job at the Veterans Breakfasts and throughout the county, and we wanted to recognize them for all they do. They have also received over 30 prestigious awards over the past eight years as well,” Dewayne Kitts said.

Some of these awards include the Keep America Beautiful award, the Duty to God Award, a multitude of environmental conservation awards and many more!

According to Troop 310 Leader Chris Thacker, over eight years local BSA Scouts had “cataloged over 10,000 hours of community service projects in the county and 5,000 conservation hours.

“This was a great surprise for them. They have worked very hard to earn this and will continue to work and give back to the community,” Chris Thacker said.

Thacker also thanked the commission and the community for their support of the troop over the past eight years. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/19/2023-6AM)