Month features several key events
Scoutreach troops 500, 542, 543 and 544 were busy during the month of December 2015. They celebrated by participating in numerous events as part of Good Citizen Month.
On Dec. 10, more than 200 family and friends celebrated Scoutreach achievements at the annual banquet on Thursday. The banquet's theme, A Lady and A Scout, focused on the important role mothers play in their sons’ lives. Scouts wore their uniforms and mothers were dressed in long dresses. The scouts escorted the mothers in a grand march to begin the night's events. Admission to the banquet was a new toy to be donated to the Toys For Tots Christmas program. The scouts collected over 100 toys.
To earn the Community Service belt loop, scouts had to provide a service that shows how the actions of one individual or group of individuals can have a positive effect on a community. Any scout who donated a toy earned a Community Service belt loop.
The banquet also featured other Scout recognitions, dinner and dancing.
On Dec. 12, the scouts participated in the Hartsville Christmas Parade. Scouts rode together, and waved to the crowd as they threw candy to observers.
On Dec. 15, scouts met Hartsville city manager, Natalie Zeigler, who explained how city government works. She commented on how impressed she was with their many community activities.