Troop 25 to celebrate 93rd anniversary


Canfield Scouts BSA Troop 25 is inviting the public for breakfast to celebrate the 109th birthday of the Boy Scouts of America and the 93rd anniversary of Troop 25. The event is set for 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 10 in the fellowship hall of Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St. The menu will consist of pancakes and sausage, scrambled eggs, toast, orange juice, milk and coffee. Monetary donations are requested; tickets not required.

The members of Cub Scout Pack 25 and Scouts BSA Troop 25 also will participate in Scout Sunday services at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. The Boy Scouts of America was founded Feb. 8, 1910, and serves more than 2.7 million youths in various programs throughout the United States and overseas with the U.S. military.

Scouting first came to Canfield in 1913 with Troop 1 of Canfield until disbanding. It restarted in 1926 as Boy Scout Troop 25 at Canfield Methodist E. Church when the new pastor, the Rev. Herbert Cassidy, came to Canfield from Ashtabula. He became the first Scoutmaster of the troop and was Canfield’s Postmaster at the time. In 93 years, more than 3,000 youths from the Canfield area have been members of the troop, which has produced 179 Eagle Scouts. Kevin Prus Sr., Scoutmaster of Troop 25, is himself an Eagle Scout.

The troop meets every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., in the basement of Canfield United Methodist Church. For information about the troop and its activities, contact Prus, at 330-533-5616.

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