Historic Houston Boy Scout troop continues to flourish

After learning to tie knots and administer first aid, delivering lunches to low-income preschool children and building trails and dams in Houston’s parks, a dozen young men in khaki shirts and sashes crowded with merit badges trooped onto the stage Saturday morning at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. They were being promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in the Boy Scouts of America.

The 12 were one of the largest groups of African-Americans to achieve the honor at the same time in Houston’s history, according to their troop, number 242.

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