Boy Scouts Receive Grant from Burlington Community Fund

March 30, 2018 - Boy scouts in Burlington will be able to have the tools and equipment needed to advance in rank and complete merit badges partially thanks to a $500 grant from the Burlington Community Fund at Main Street Community Foundation. Specifically, the grant will be used to purchase shelving units for their trailer as well as cooking equipment.

Boy Scouts of America Troop 23 recently purchased a new trailer that is in need of shelving units that safely distribute and anchors down the gear. With the new shelving and storage unit, all equipment will be able to be stored safely and the Boy Scouts can easily oversee and track its use. In addition, the Troop will purchase camp stoves and griddles, which will allow more scouts to achieve cooking requirements for rank advancement and the required Eagle Merit Badge, Cooking.

The grant was awarded during a small ceremony in March at Lewis S. Mills High School. Janet and Jonathan Schwartz of the Burlington Community Fund Advisory Council presented the grant to Steven Sedgwick, Spencer Hendel and Jack Deeb of Troop 23.

The Burlington Community Fund was founded in 2011 by a group of committed community leaders in Burlington to create an endowment fund to support charitable projects and programs that will enhance the quality of life for their neighbors. The Fund regularly assesses community needs and awards grants accordingly. In addition, the Fund holds an annual grant cycle with applications being made available July 15 and due September 15.