Boy Scouts Raise Funds for New Tents @ RMC
On March 2nd Boy Scout Troop 200 held a fund raising supper with the help of the Masons of the Rockport Masonic Center and was able to raise some much needed money toward the purchase of new tents for the troop.
Andy Clement, Scout Master, spoke with the Masons about doing a spaghetti supper to raise funds to replace their old tents which had been ruined while in storage when the troop was dormant.
According to Jeff Sukeforth the Masons volunteered to host the supper, provide the spaghetti, sauce, bread and drinks if the Scouts provided desserts, Scout power to help set up, serve and clean up. For the Scouts diligent efforts the Masons will take the money raised and submit it to their Grand Lodge Charitable foundation and request a youth matching grant.
Sukeforth related that the Grand Lodge has several matching grant opportunities that any Masonic Lodge in Maine may take advantage of to assist groups within their communities.
For the Scouts efforts that evening they raised over $500.00 at the supper and this will be turned into a $1,000.00 check for them to aid in the purchase of the new tents.
Andy Clement commented that it is good for the Scouts to interact with the Masons as they can see that their work and actions have positive results.
If anyone would like more information on the Masonic Fraternity here in the Camden and Rockport area they may call Jeff at 691-2270.