Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, June 27, 2008

Norwood Boy Scouts seek donations for 10-day mission

According to today's Enquirer, Boy Scout Troop 9, which meets at the old St. Elizabeth School building, is asking for financial help for their August 1-10 Mission to the Dominican Republic to build 12’ X 12’ concrete homes for the needy. According to this informational page at The Village Mountain Mission website, the intent of the trip for each scout “is to provide service to mankind that can also change your understanding of the world while having fun and adventure at minimal cost." The cost of the trip is $475 plus $700-$1,000 for airfare. It is hoped each scout will pay about $500 of the total cost. If you’d like to make a donation to help out, visit this Troop 9 web page for contact information for Scoutmaster George Schneider and Senior Assistant George Ahrman.