Community Service – Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King with ECAP 

The scouts in Troop 353 have a wonderful way to contribute to their community each year in January by performing the opening flag ceremony at the always well-attended celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast (sponsored by Eastchester Community Action Program – ECAP). In addition to earning valuable community service hours, the scouts are entitled to a complete breakfast for free! Ths hugely popular event draws large participation from schools and churches throughout the tri-community area. Additionally, several important dignitaries are always in attendance along with members of the press. This wonderful annual tradition is celebrated several hundred people. This year’s event took on special relevance as everyone present realized Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech was finally coming to fruition with the inauguration of the first African American President, Barack Obama that same week. (Photos here).


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