Community Service: Scouts Gather for Community Celebration on MLK Day

On Monday January 21st, Boy Scout troop 353 once again participated in the Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast, sponsored by the Eastchester Community Action Program (ECAP). The hugely popular tri-community event had several hundred attendees, including many political dignitaries from the surrounding Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville communities. This year, the event honored the memory of Mrs. Vivian T. Yancy, the ECAP Area Director for nearly two decades, whom passed away last fall. Troop 353 has had the honor of working with Mrs. Yancy over the past +12 years in its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Unquestionably, Mrs. Yancy led a quiet life of joyfully and faithfully serving the greater Eastchester community—much like the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and very much like the principles of Scouting. The celebration this year astutely highlighted key events in Dr. King’s life performed by school children from all three area school districts of Eastchester, Tuckahoe & Bronxville—something that has never been done before. Troop 353 was proud to perform the opening flag ceremony and to lead the huge crowd in the pledge of allegiance. For more pictures of this wonderful 2-hour service project, click here!

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