A Hopkins County Boy Scout troop was recognized by Sulphur Springs Mayor Oscar Aguilar and other City Council members for "working to improve the quality of life in our local community."
Mayor Aguilar presented a proclamation during Tuesday night's council meeting urging "all citizens to join with me in recognizing the valuable contributions made by the Boy Scout Troop No. 66, Scout Master Bernie Beers, and their unflagging sponsors."
In January, the Scouts, along with Beers and a few volunteers, worked cleaning the yard of a local homeowner who was unable to do the work himself. They began by trimming trees and removing overgrown vegetation, as well as dismantling a dilapidated shed that had collapsed to the ground.
Aguilar's proclamation praised the Scouts for giving "tirelessly of their time and energy without desire for recognition, remuneration or personal gain."
"Scouting is an integral part of our community, and this clean-up is just one of the many examples of Boy Scouts developing citizenship through community involvement," Aguilar said.
Scout Master Bernie Beers returned the praise in kind.
"I would like to thank you for the honor you bestowed upon the Boy Scouts," Beers told the council. "And they would like to thank you for the privilege of serving. If the opportunity comes again, we would like to serve again.”
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