TRIBUTE TO BOY SCOUT TROOP 501; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 67
(Extensions of Remarks - April 22, 2019)

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                     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,

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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.