By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF
March 11, 2012
The Boy Scouts and leaders of Falls Church Troop 895 made and served a Pancake breakfast to the combined congregations of the Falls Church Presbyterian Church and Falls Church Episcopal in the Falls Church Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall on Sunday February 12th
By way of a thank you to the Falls Church Presbyterian Church for their support, the Boy Scouts of Troop 895 served breakfast to the combined congregations of the Falls Church Presbyterian Church and the Falls Church Episcopal Church after services on Sunday February 12th. It was estimated that the 32 scouts, including 8 who ushered at the church service, and the 10 supporting adult leaders, were able to serve and feed over 400 members. Diners were seated at tables in the Fellowship Hall and boys served them restaurant style with freshly made pancakes, sausages and fresh fruit salad.
“I received many compliments from both congregations during and after the breakfast” said Dr. Gordon Theisz, the Falls Church Presbyterian Chartered Organization Representative, who acts as the liaison between the troop and the Church. “Furthermore, the Scouts who volunteered as ushers during the service were among the most respectful and attentive group the adult ushers have ever worked with.”
Troop 895 has been active in Falls Church since 1957. It is part of the National Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts of America and is chartered by the Falls Church Presbyterian Church. The troop has over 80 active members aged 11-18 and meets regularly in the FCPC halls. In the past year, members from the Troop have had the opportunity to experience a wide range of outdoor activities including hiking, rifle shooting, pioneering, skiing, winter camping and canoeing. The Troop is also committed to service in the local community.
In order to maintain the quality of their program, Troop 895 is currently engaged in their 13th Annual Fundraising Mulch sale. They are selling bags containing 3 cubic feet of double processed hardwood mulch, which if ordered by March 16th, will be delivered to your home by Boy Scouts the weekend of March 23rd-24th 2012. For more information go to www.troop895.us
Many things contribute to the success of a Boy Scout troop including dedicated leaders, a strong program of activities, the support of the community and a sponsoring organization. As a follow up to the Pancake breakfast, Dr Theiz added “It is through such hard, caring work of the adult staff, and the polite, friendly and positive attitude of the Scouts that continues to make Falls Church Presbyterian Church proud to charter Scout Troop 895.”