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Troop 308 presented Kitty Freed Community Service Award

Pictured, from the left: Troop 308 leaders Glen and Linda Barclay of St. Marks United Methodist Church in Findlay, are presented a $2,000 campership check by Black Swamp Area Council Scout Executive Marc Kogan at the council’s Annual Meeting and Recognition Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Tri Star Career Center in Celina.

On February 8, 2020 the Black Swamp Area Council presented the Kitty Freed Community Service Award to Troop 308 chartered to St. Marks United Methodist Church in Findlay.

In 2019, Troop 308 recorded the most community service hours per member, which amounted to 109 hours per registered Scout. 

Through the generous support of the estate of Catherine (Kitty) Freed the Black Swamp Area Council, created a new Community Service Award. This award is to recognize the Pack or Troop with the most hours of community service per youth member based upon the unit’s youth membership.  The recognition of this award is a $2,000 campership to a Pack or Troop to attend a Black Swamp Area Council summer camp.

Kitty was devoted to giving back to the communities where she lived.  In addition, she was very supportive of Scouting and her son, who passed away from the effect of cancer in 2014, was an Eagle Scout.   This recognition will continue her legacy of service and support of Scouting.

Overall, Scout groups in the council contributed 24,417 hours of community service, worth $620,924 given back to local communities, including 109 Eagle Scout projects, Scouting for Food, and Soles4Souls efforts.

Scout leaders can find more information on Service Hours reporting by CLICKING HERE!

Black Swamp Area Council
2100 Broad Avenue, Findlay Ohio
(419) 422-4356