This article was corrected in print March 30. The correct information has been incorporated here.
Stone Church Scout Troop 223, will observe its 98th anniversary on Saturday, March 28, 1911, the date which it was first chartered by the Boy Scouts of America. It was organized by W. O. “Dad” Hands from his Sunday school class at the Stone Church Community of Christ in 1910. The local newspaper verified its existence with a story about the scouts helping a farmer put out a fire in his field. The troop was actually chartered in 1911.
Under the leadership of Scout Master Jason White and committee chair, Jim Terril, the troop features monthly outings, including cold weather camp-outs to helping hurricane victims in New Orleans. The troop has produced five Eagle Scouts this past year and they continue to charge ahead with its adventures and advancements.
Boys between the ages of 11 and 18 eighteen are invited to visit and join the troop. They meet each Tuesday evening in the Scout Room on the third floor of Partridge Hall of the Stone Church, 1012 W. Lexington, Independence.
For more information, contact Jason White at 816-254-9618.