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Saint Mary Troop 21 Scouts in Putnam started the Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge recently.
In the coming weeks the Scouts will learn how to change the fluids and oil, change a tire, do minor repairs and take care of motor vehicles in general.
“This is the kind of thing everybody should learn,” said Troop 21 Assistant Scoutmaster Christopher Jodoin. “People who know what to look for when they buy and take care of a car are going to save money and avoid problems. It’s great that our boys are learning this.”
Troop 21 continues to meet every week, outdoors, in keeping with coronavirus restrictions, with a full program, including hikes and learning practical and fun skills, like how to maintain a motor vehicle. The troop has been meeting every week since restrictions were first relaxed in early June. Camping trips and other activities are being planned and will be scheduled when they are permitted.
Assistant Scoutmaster Jodoin, pictured in the photo on the far left under the pickup truck, is showing several Troop 21 Scouts what the truck’s undercarriage looks like.
Troop 21 is chartered to St. Mary Church of the Visitation in Putnam and is open to boys of all faiths. The troop does not turn away any boy for financial reasons.
To join Troop 21 or to find out more information, call Scoutmaster John Ryan at (860) 928-7241 and leave a message.
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