Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary

by Audry Kensicki on November 27, 2009 at 5:56 am

About 200 boy scouts and their families bundled up against the wintry weather today to visit ten churches throughout Zanesville.

It’s all apart of the kickoff for the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th birthday celebration.

"We go to 10 different houses of worship and learn about a commandment at each house," said Dan Bebe of the organization. "It’s part of our duty to god patch series."

"We are getting our god and me patches," said Thomas Young of Pack #158. "That will incorporate our religion and also we can bring it back to our troops."

Scouts gathered from all over the area including Centerburg, Coshocton, Cambridge as well as Zanesville. One of those groups was the adventure crew of coshocton.

"We’re learning about the ten commandments that Moses did," said one member of the Adventure Crew. "How you shouldn’t kill and how to be nice to your mother, father and wife."

The scouts also learned about the history of each church in Zanesville.

This is the first time for the groups to gather.

The scouts started the day at Saint James Episcopal Church and walked through downtown, spending about 15 minutes at each church.