For the past ten years the Monday noon club has sponsored
The Rotary Special Needs Boy Scout Troop 105. Our troop provides a complete
experience to men, with special needs, fifteen years of age and older.
Troop 105 meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm
at Huntington House, 2521 10th St. S., Wisconsin Rapids.
Our scouts enjoy the full range of scouting activities
including camping, crafts, advancement in rank, leadership training,
merit badge achievement and even first aid practice with The Wood County
Search And Rescue Squad.
A high point of the scouting year is the annual summer
camp at Camp Tesomas near Rhinelander, Wisconsin. In addition to a wonderful
camping experience, our scouts qualify for advancement in rank and for
merit badges including Wilderness Survival, Pioneering, Cooking and
Archery. Several of our scouts have been selected for recognition as
members of the honorary Order of The Arrow.
Special activities throughout the year provide opportunities
for adventure. The annual trip to Milwaukee for a Brewers game is always
a winner. Picnics and boating on the Wisconsin River and Local Camporees
are high points.
Troop 105 scouts find time to help others and make
a meaningful contribution back to our communities. Our scouts continue
to serve in Scouting For Food, to fill the local food pantries, and as
part of Make A Difference Day. With the support of local businesses,
our scouts shop at Christmas for children of needy families.
Our club provides financial support to Troop 105 through
our Rotary Foundation. Our Rotarians are actively involved as members
of the Troop 105 Committee. Our club and Troop 105 combine our meetings
for the annual Court of Honor to recognize the achievements of our scouts
and to renew our friendship and commitment to scouting. This relationship
continues to be very rewarding for everyone involved.