Warwick Cub Scout Pack 177 held its annual Blue & Gold event where among other things they celebrated the “crossing over” of Webelo II Scouts into several of our local Boy Scout troops. This event was made even more special as it occurred in the year in which the Boy Scouts of America turns 100 years old! Over this century the Boy Scouts have taught countless young boys the lessons of leadership, character, citizenship and service to others. These are lessons that are even more important for young people today than ever before. Since President Obama issued a national call for service the Boy Scouts of America completed over eight million hours of community service in the first year alone! All you have to do is look around our Town to see examples of the many contributions by our many local scouts.
I want to thank the leaders of Cub Scout Pack 177 for their dedication and commitment of time needed to give the scouts the skills that will prepare them for the challenges that lie ahead.
Our Country is embarking on the very important task of conducting the 2020 census. Accurate counts of our citizens is crucial to ensure we receive back to us our fair share of taxes we send the Federal government. It will also determine our representation in Congress. If you would like to help by being a census worker, please call 1-855-JOB-2020 to sign up.
A public hearing entitled “Community Development 2021 HUD Grant Project Solicitation” will be held on Thurs., Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the Feb. 26 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.