Natchitoches’ Scout Troop 60 celebrated its 92nd year of service to our community in 2022. Troop 60, sponsored by First United Methodist Church Natchitoches, is the second oldest troop in the Norwela Council and one of the oldest in the state. It was founded a mere 20 years after the Scouting movement was introduced to the United States in 1910.
The troop’s alumni include a number of local physicians, lawyers, businessmen and community leaders, all of whom share a common bond of service and learning that unites the newest Scout to the oldest alumni. The scouts at the dinner ranged in age from 11 year olds new to scouting to men in their 70s. The evening was a celebration of the bonds that unite scouts of all ages and a touching testimony to the effect the program has had on the lives of young people.
The dinner also served as an occasion to announce the return of Cub Scouting to Natchitoches. The Natchitoches Lions Club has been gracious enough to step forward to sponsor a cub scout pack for our community, a much-needed addition to activities for our younger boys and girls. The Natchitoches Police Department is also stepping forward to sponsor an Explorer Post center on law enforcement.
The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes to congratulate Troop 60 on 92 years of excellence and extend its best wishes for many more. Scouting is a force for good in our community!