Organization of the Year: Boy Scout Troop 74

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Boy Scout Troop 74 has served the Montville area since 1942, when its charter was issued to the Montville Reformed Church. The Troop has approximately 75 registered Scouts and 25 Adult Leaders, making it one of the largest Troops in its District.

The Boy Scouts of America upholds the principles of service, community engagement, and leadership development of our community’s youth. It is a values-based youth development organization, providing programs for young people that build character, train them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develop personal fitness.

The Boy Scouts of Troop 74 regularly donate their time in service to our community. Individual Scouts organize service projects in order to fulfill their requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout. In the past five years, 42 Scouts advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout, producing service projects for organizations that benefit our community. These projects, along with other ancillary Troop activities, resulted in 5,563 hours of community service and over $33,000 raised for these projects.

The key Adult Leaders in the Troop are Charter Executive Rev. Thomas Henion, Committee Chairman George Kamper, and Scoutmaster Patrick Phalen. There are an additional 22 Adult Leaders that are invaluable to the success of Troop 74.

Receiving the Organization of the Year award is a befitting testament to the Scouts and Adult Leaders of Troop 74 as the Troop celebrates its 75th anniversary in service to the community of Montville.