Vergennes Boy Scout create display at Bixby

VERGENNES — Troop 539 in Vergennes welcomes the public to view a new display of Boy Scout rank and advancement material at the Bixby Library in Vergennes until the end of October. The pentagon-shaped glass and wood display sits in the rotunda inside the main entrance. The month-long display also highlights the 60-year relationship with American Legion Post 14 in Vergennes. American Legion Post 14 has been the Troop Sponsor since 1947, the longest Legion/Boy Scout affiliation in the State of Vermont.
“We are so incredibly lucky to have American Legion Post 14 be our Troop sponsor. They accept a financial burden by being our sponsor and the entire Troop 539 of scouts and adult leaders is grateful for that,” said Assistant Scoutmaster Randy Gates.
The display gives library patrons a good understanding of Boy Scout handbooks since 1910, what Merit Badges are and how they are earned, and the significance of patches and how they are collected. 
Troop 539 meets nearly every Sunday at the National Guard Armory in Vergennes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A typical meeting consists of planning for upcoming outdoor adventures, skill development, advancement requirements and games. Boys from grades six to eight are encouraged to explore joining the unit. Boys in this age range do not have to have prior cub scout experience. For more information call Randy Gates at 802-425-7890.

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