Unique Troop Celebrates 45 Years

Scout Sunday

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An area Boy Scout troop that works with young men with mental and physical disabilities celebrated a significant anniversary Sunday.

Boy Scout Troop 3 held its 45th Anniversary Celebration and Scout Sunday Service at the Western Reserve United Methodist Church in Canfield.

The men, ranging in age from 22 to 50 years old, are all challenged mentally or physically. The scout master says the organization gives the men the opportunity to take part in activities they otherwise would not be able to do.

“Our troop does field trips that we work on, merit badges. Actually, we just finished up with two eagle scouts,” said Scout Master Judy Jones. “We’re working on two more to get their eagles.”

Boy Scout Troop 3 is the only troop in Northeast Ohio that works with mentally and physically challenged young men.

“They have to do everything the other boy scouts have to do,” said Troop 3 committee member Connie Juh. “They just have a longer period of time to do it because of their disability.”

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