During 1919, our parish was blessed with a dynamic curate. Bubbling with energy and idealism, Father John J. Keane arrived on the scene and in short order convinced parents to give scouting a chance.
In 1925 Hector Richards became the troop’s first Eagle Scout. Now 86 boys in Troop 9 have achieved Eagle, scouting’s highest award. Troop 9 Pawcatuck is still thriving and still serving youth in the community by preparing them to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Boys ages 11 to 18 are welcome to join, meetings are held on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria at Pawcatuck Middle School.
Boy Scout Oath or Promise
On my honor, I will do my best
to do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
to help other people at all times;
to keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake and morally straight.
Boy Scout Law
A Scout is:
Boy Scout Motto
Boy Scout Slogan
Do a Good Turn Daily!
Both the Troop and the Pack are sponsored by St. Michael Church. Both organizations are focused on community service, including St. Michael Cemetery clean-up in the spring and the fall, placing flags on the graves of our honored veterans in St. Michael’s cemeteries for Memorial and Veteran’s Days, and an annual food drive, Scouting for Food, for the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.
For more information, visit the Troop 9 website.
Contact: Mark Robinson, Scoutmaster, Boy Scout Troop 9