Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Troop 242 is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Boy Scout troop was the first youth organization established by Audrey and Reverend Bill Lawson in the early days of the church. Since its creation in 1965, over one thousand boys and young men have gone through the church’s Scouting program. Troop 242 is proud to report that more than 173 of their own have attained the rank of Eagle Scout; one of the largest number of Eagles to come out of an African American troop in the country. Troop 242 Scouts are trailblazers in business, education, medicine, politics and other professions. There are many stories of boys who have been provided support, training and positive role models.

Scouts of all ages speak highly of the impact Troop 242 has had on their lives. They know that Scouting has made them more responsible individuals, teaching them leadership skills and building self-confidence. Parents appreciate all that has been given to their sons in teaching them life skills, and providing a network of positive friends. This camaraderie grew out of participation in so many projects like camping, Scout Fair, selling popcorn and the first aid competition.

The impact of the Scouting program can also be seen in the community through various service projects. We hope to continue this great work for the next fifty years and beyond. Through benevolent partnerships with individuals and companies, support for Scouting is a good investment in the future of our city. We hope that you will join us in celebrating this milestone, and support Troop 242 as we purchase a new camping trailer and other scouting equipment.

In honor of this amazing accomplishment, we are holding a weekend long 50th anniversary celebration, September 12-13, 2015. We are calling on all 242 Scouts to come home to Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church during that time. We will hold a banquet Saturday morning and worship on Sunday.

Please peruse the enclosed information, complete the Sponsorship form and return it, along with your tax-deductible check, made payable to WABC Troop 242 by, Friday, August 14, 2015 in the self-addressed envelope. Thank you for your consideration of a gift to Wheeler Avenue Troop 242.

Should you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Marion Edwards (713) 417-7612 mobile, email bundymay@sbcglobal.net or fax (713) 748-3820. We certainly do thank you in advance for your benevolence and an immediate consideration of this request.

WABC Troop 242 Committee



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  1. Marion Edwards August 7, 2015 5:53 pm 

    Thanks so much for the pictures of scouts in Troop 242. We are celebrating 50 years as a traditional Boy Scout Troop at Wheeler Ave Baptist. We would like to hear from anyone who was a member of the troop from 1965 until the present.
    There will be a banquet on September 12, 2015 at the church.

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