UNION, NJ – Celebrating the partnership between the Boy Scouts and Connecticut Farms Church, members of Troop 68 came together on Sunday to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting.

“Scouts are reverent and Connecticut Farms Church is our sponsor organization,” said Scout Master Alex Rivera, “so every year as a tradition, Scouts come out to this service.”

“Connecticut Farms Church sponsors us and we give back to them in different ways,” said Rivera.  “A few of our Eagle Scouts have done projects here over the years.”

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Boy Scout Troop 68, for boys ages 10 ½ to 18, and Cub Scouts Pack 68, for boys ages 6 to 11, celebrated the service at Connecticut Farms Church followed by a luncheon of soup and sandwiches and dessert.

“This event has been happening at the church for 91 years,” said Cub Scout Committee Chairperson Lazara Rovira, “since the charter began.”  Rovira said the Troop and the Pack are involved in the church’s food bank.  “Every third Saturday of the month the scouts come and help out during the food bank.  Scouts also contribute donations to the food bank throughout the year.”

“The scouts participate in today's service and we are reminded that the scouting program follows the Bible,” said Rovira.  “Each one of the different Scout Laws -- being thrifty, being courteous, being kind -- relates to scriptures in the Bible.”