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Local Boy Scout Troop Attends Council Meeting
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Members of Riverbank Boy Scout Troop 40 attended a recent City Council meeting where one of them, Jason Rawe, led the Pledge of Allegiance as the meeting started. They were lucky enough to have come on the night where the council said farewell to City Manager Jill Anderson, who was leaving to move to Washington. Ric McGinnis/The News

Riverbank Boy Scouts from Troop 40 attended a recent city council meeting to complete requirements for one of their required merit badges.

They are working on Citizenship in the Community merit badge, the first in a series of three awards in the citizenship series, which include In the Nation and In the World.

One of the visiting scouts, Jason Rawe, was invited to lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the meeting.

Citizenship in the Community is a merit badge that is one of 21 required to attain the rank of Eagle Scout.

Scouts learn the rights, duties and obligations of citizenship and explain how they can demonstrate good citizenship in their community, Scouting unit, place of worship or school.

They are required, among other things, to attend a meeting of the council or school board and explain to advisors what issues were discussed there.

At this particular council meeting, the scouts were able to participate in the final time departing City Manager Jill Anderson would be on the dais. And, they got to partake of the refreshments that were part of her farewell.