Duty to God and country, to other people and duty to self are all elements of the Boy Scout oath, and there were plenty of examples of that at City Hall on Tuesday.
Mayor Nelda Martinez presented a letter of commendation to the members of Boy Scout Troop 902 and the Coastal Bend Community Action Club. The organizations are made up of residents of the Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center, formerly known as the State School.
"It makes me feel happy and proud to be president of the Action Club, and I want to say good job with the Boys Scouts as well," Action Club President Curtis Laird said.
"What we're doing with the State Supported Living facility now is trying to get these guys an opportunity to learn leadership skills, learn life skills and also Scout skills, which they can take with them through their life," said David Hebert of Boy Scouts of America.
"It shows that everyone can contribute. Everyone can be a part of their community," said Judy LaPointe of the State Support Living Center. "Everyone has something to give, and we want to show that our folks can do that just like anyone else."
Most recently, the Scouts from Troop 902 helped fill goodie bags for young patients at Driscoll Children's Hospital, and they also helped clean up some area beaches.
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