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HISTORY OF TROOP

The troop is all most 40 years old.
In 1967 David H. Kruse petitioned the Algonquin Council OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA for acharter of operation for Troop 2  In March 1967 a charter was granted for the purpose of giving handicapped,disabled,special needs youth of the Metro West the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of scouting.
 
The original chartering organization and sponsor was the Natick Chapter of JAYCEES. The troop at that time  would meet in the old VFW Hall on North Main Street in Natick. The troop consisted of a few scouts,and drew its membershio from 12 towns around Natick
 
Since it's beginning Troop 2 has served over 80 Scouts from NATICK, Wayland,Wellesley,Framingham,Hopkinton,Holliston,Dedham,Sherborn,Needham,Weston,Sudbury,Medford.
 
The program developed and implemented by the original scoutmaster and assistants taught not only the "Scouting Life",but also the every day mechanics of life. Such as Banking, use of public transportation,swimming,bicycle riding,public safety,reading and arithmetic.  The goals remain a cornerstone of what makes Troop 2 unique and special today
 
Troop 2 attends summer and winter camporees at Camp Resolute in  Bolton MA  The troop also has attended the National Scouting Jamborees,where they have won Distinguished Scouting Awards for the "Best Organized Campers"and"Best Food Perartion".
 
In the early days of the program,the scouts of the Wrentham State School troop combined with troop 2 of Natick scouts enabled them to become Assistant Scout Masters
 
One of our members progressed so well the he transferred to Troop 4 Natick,where he went on to earn the rank of Eaglle.  Ofrecent years years Troop 2 has been able to broaden it'ts herizons and now positioned to take our scouts who capable and willing on the ultimate scouting goals of becomming an Eagle Scout.
 
Troop 2 is not without it's heroes.  Tomas Quail saved a young girl's life at Rye Beach NH when he admistered first aid based on the traaing he had recieved as a normal part of our Troop 2 Scouting program.  Tomas was awarded the prestigious Algonquin Council Award as the result of his actions.  another scout from troop 2, Michael Shepard,was cited and presented an award  for calling the Natick Fire Department,when his mother took ill and he began resuscitating her while awaiting the arrival of the rescue personal.
 
roop 2 does not shy away from public service.  During the Blizzard of oitched in to help the commounity.  Durring this crisia situation Troop 2 scouts shoved 1978 Troop 2 shoveled out walkways,driveways,fire hydrants and delivered food and medicines to many eldery and sut in memember of the community.  In addition, troop 2 has conducted car washes for charitatable rvents and food and clothing drives for the needy.
 
Tropop 2 has all ways been there to serve.  We  enjoy helping others.  It 40 years later and we are still strng and helping others,