Boy Scout Troop 60 began in 1914, and celebrated its 100th Anniversary during the summer of 2014. We held a reunion celebration in Loose Park on June 8 and then took the boys on a grand adventure to Rocky Mountain National Park. The troop is the oldest continuously chartered boy scout troop in the Kansas City metropolitan area, and continues to serve boys who live and go to school in the urban core. We have monthly camping trips, spend 10 days in summer scout camp and perform service projects in the community. The lives of many boys and their families have been saved, sustained and enriched by the troop. Its leaders are a dedicated group, ready, able and willing to bring the complete experience of scouting, including a great deal of individual attention, to boys who need that in their adolescent years.
Our church is very involved in the 30 year old Willow Woods Child Development Center. Our members serve on the center’s board and take care of the center’s accounting and bookkeeping. We are committed to maintenance and ongoing remodeling of the center’s facility, as well as custodial and other support services that add to the day care center’s life and success in serving urban families with infants through kindergarten. The church and Willow Woods have also worked together in bringing music and tutoring resources to the children of Willow Woods. Currently there are 55 children enrolled at Willow Woods.