April 22, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 67 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
TRIBUTE TO BOY SCOUT TROOP 501; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 67
(Extensions of Remarks - April 22, 2019)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E481-E482] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] TRIBUTE TO BOY SCOUT TROOP 501 ______ HON. ADAM B. SCHIFF of california in the house of representatives Monday, April 22, 2019 Mr. SCHIFF. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Boy Scout Troop 501 of La Canada Flintridge upon its 100th anniversary. Established on June 4, 1919, and the first troop charted in La Canada, Boy Scout Troop 501 has fostered thousands of future leaders, with 56 members currently registered. Each scout works independently toward rank advancement and can earn up to 135 merit badges as he completes opportunities in growth, leadership, and education. Since its inception, Troop 501 has received generous sponsorship from La Canada Congregational Church, the troop's sole sponsor. Through its heritage, dedicated parental support, and sustainable troop size, Troop 501 has been able to continuously offer a myriad of outings and events, such as Winter Survival, where scouts build a shelter out of snow, and the ever-popular rock-climbing trip in Joshua National Park that includes a Dutch oven cook-off. Scouts learn about and participate in activities like hiking, kayaking, and camping, as well as develop leadership skills by serving as Patrol Leaders, Scribes, and Quartermasters. To further the troop's community engagement, scouts have also accumulated service hours by helping various members of the community on an array of projects throughout the years. These projects include trail clearing in the Angeles National Forest, fence restoration at Mount Wilson, rebuilding stairways at La Canada Congregational Church, and various service projects for La Canada Flintridge schools. By partaking in these and a myriad of other scout projects, and with the troop's dedication to fostering scouts' leadership skills, [[Page E482]] Troop 501 has produced many Eagle Scouts over the last century. For one hundred years, Boy Scout Troop 501 has been instilling the ever-important values of good conduct, respect for others, and teamwork in all members of the troop. Those who are fortunate enough to be a part of Troop 501 can attest that this incredible organization builds lifelong friendships, fosters an appreciation of the natural world, and provides quality leadership skills. It is my pleasure to honor Boy Scout Troop 501 for one hundred years of dedication to community engagement, service, and leadership. I ask all members to join me in commending their efforts. ____________________