Corpus Christi Troop 3 Celebrates 100 Years of Scoutingby Representative Blake Farenthold
Posted on 2016-01-07
FARENTHOLD asked and was given permission to address the House
for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. FARENTHOLD. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Boy Scout
Troop 3 in Corpus Christi, Texas, that is celebrating 100 years of
The Scouts is a wonderful organization for our youth. It teaches them new things. It helps them build self-esteem, learn teamwork, self- sufficiency, and the importance of helping others.
From the beginning of Troop 3 in 1916, the Scouts have always been of service to our community and the country. During World War I, members of the troop sold war bonds. After the devastating 1919 hurricane, the Scouts of Troop 3, along with National Guard units, went door to door to compile an accurate list of casualties.
The Scouts have contributed many hours of service throughout our community. During the hurricane, they did mosquito control and distributed foods and blankets.
Today Troop 3 continues to be active in community service projects completed and many have benefited from the service projects completed by Eagle Scout candidates in the troop.
On this upcoming 100th anniversary, Troop 3 can take pride in its traditions and contributions to our community. Troop 3 and the First United Methodist Church of Corpus Christi, Texas, are a great asset to our community, our State, and our country.