When NSU’s Advance Program ended it’s 3 week session July 29, Boy Scout Troop 60 was on hand to assist the students and their families with the move-out. Troop 60, sponsored by First United Methodist Church Natchitoches, helped carry luggage from the dorm rooms to the families’ cars. Over 150 students from Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Colorado and California attended the Advance Program, now in its 29th year of giving students a summer to remember.
Troop 60 meets every Thursday at 7:00 at First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches. The Troop is currently on summer break and will start up again when school starts. Helping the Advance Program students move out of the dorm was one of several community service projects the Scouts have worked on. They have also worked at the Cane River Food Pantry loading boxes of food into recipient’s cars. Troop 60 is open to any young man between the ages of 11 and 17. One does not have to be a member of FUMC to be a Scout or leader in the Troop.