Plant Education, Cultivate Responsibility, Harvest Community

Engraved on garden tools gifted to the church by Cub Scout Troop #1305

Friends,

We are proud to celebrate our sponsorship of the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts of Troop 1305. Scouting has been an important part of the Miami Shores Community Church since the church was founded in 1933. Within the first year of its existence, MSCC chartered three new Scout Troops, including the first Cub Pack in Miami Shores. In 1955, the church was home to nine different Scout Troops!

The Cub Scouts help us keep the church grounds looking neat by power-washing sidewalks, and spreading mulch. The Girl Scouts recently created twin butterfly gardens in front of the church, with the help of professional landscape designer Ed Lopez and local butterfly maven Mary Benton, of Bound by Beauty. The girls raised more than $500 for the project, which includes a re-purposed bench. The Cub Scouts pitched in to help prepare the soil and plant the flowers.

Nestled among the blooms near the heart of the new garden stands a small metal sign that reads: “To Miami Shores Community Church With Appreciation – Brownie Troop No. 679.” The Girl Scouts unearthed the historic marker last year during another garden project, gently restored it, and planted it with love in a place of honor. A recent visitor to the church spotted it and exclaimed, “That was my Brownie Troop!” Then, as she gazed at the sign, tears filled her eyes, and she spent the next few minutes sharing memories from 60 years ago that still had the power to make her laugh and cry.

It is a blessing to sponsor the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts of Troop 1305. Thank you for your support of these amazing kids and their tireless efforts to improve the church, the community, and the world around them.

With you on the journey,

Rev. Meg Watson

2018-07-24T13:03:26+00:00