Helena Boy Scout troop gets environmental honor

Although Helena’s Boy Scout Troop 2, also known as “The Deuce,” has only been in existence for a year and a half, its members are quickly making up for lost time.

The troop recently won the Boy Scouts of America Green Unit Award, a new award geared towards rewarding troops for environmental awareness.

The award was presented to Scoutmaster Jerry Pate May 7 at the monthly Roundtable meeting of all the troops in the Shelby County district.

“I’m extremely proud. When we go camping and hiking, we try to be just like American Indians and leave the land like we found it or better than we found it,” Pate said. “We’re really proud of that award.”

Pate said the members of the troop are committed to continue caring for the environment.