Marine Military Academy: Boy Scout Troop 22 News

Boy Scout News: Journalism Merit Badge

After signups, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Scout Oath and Law. Troop 22 then completed part 4 of the Journalism Merit Badge under the direct tutelage of Ms. Andi Atkinson, MMA Director of Public Affairs and Marketing. This week Ms. Atkinson guided our boys (through practical exercise) in learning how to listen, question, and gather the facts of a story, then write an individual news style report using their newly acquired journalistic skills. Completed reports were read back to the class to compare contrasting styles and story angle approach. This large group of novice reporters actually did quite well with their chosen reporting format and grammatical style. It was immediately obvious they’ve given close attention to the superb instruction from Ms. Atkinson. The final segment (part 5) will be conducted next week.

Boy Scout Troop 22 Upcoming Event

Troop 22 plans a fishing campout this weekend (Feb 24-26) at Adolph Thomae County Park in Cameron County, near Arroyo City, 25 miles from campus. The park is well developed and has a large fishing pier, campsites, and walking trails among old-growth South Texas wilderness. It’s a popular site for those who like to fish or seek quality family time. Our Scouts enjoy the relaxing environment and outdoor camaraderie available at the park. And the menu we’ve planned !!

Support Boy Scout Troop 22

Troop 22 actively seeks donations or other assistance to maintain a quality program. Please contact the Scoutmaster, SgtMajor Jim Poe, at 956-423-6006×270 if you have questions about the Boy Scout program or seek to lend your support.