TRIBUTE TO BOY SCOUT TROOP ONE'S 100TH ANNIVERSARY
(Extensions of Remarks - March 13, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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           TRIBUTE TO BOY SCOUT TROOP ONE'S 100TH ANNIVERSARY

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                         HON. WILLIAM L. OWENS

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  Mr. OWENS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Boy Scouts of 
Troop One in Ballston Spa, NY and their 100th anniversary celebration.
  On December 27, 1912, the Methodist Episcopal Church in Ballston Spa 
signed a charter with the Boy Scouts of America to sponsor Boy Scout 
Troop One. Troop One formed just three years after the first national 
chapter of Boy Scouts of America, making it one of New York's oldest 
Boy Scout Troops.
  For the last 100 years, Troop One's young men have demonstrated the 
Boy Scouts of America's principles of loyalty, leadership, 
resourcefulness and commitment to community service. Its members have 
engaged in countless volunteer projects and educational activities that 
have built a stronger community.
  I commend the scout masters, parents and volunteers who have mentored 
so many of the Capital-Saratoga Region's young men, 58 of whom have 
risen to the highest level of scouting and become Eagle Scouts. That 
proud tradition continues today with the 45 scouts currently active in 
Troop One.
  I ask my colleagues to join me in congratulating all current and 
former members of Boy Scout Troop One of Ballston Spa for this 
milestone, thanking them for all their contributions to the Capital-
Saratoga Region and wishing them all the best in the many years of 
scouting ahead of them.

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