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Troop 120 and Burger Receive SAR Recognition

Troop 120 and Burger Receive SAR Recognition

March 19th, 2014 in News

From left to right are Scoutmaster Eric Schroeter, Tom Holt, Cliff Olsen, Steve Newman, Allan Morris Burger, Earnie Mowry, Joe Coy and Dave Shaul at the SAR Recognition Monday, March 10.

The Christopher Casey Chapter of the Missouri Society of the Sons of the American Revolution presented a certificate to Troop 120 of the Boy Scouts of America in California Monday, March 10. The presentation was made during the troop's regular meeting. The troop received recognition for its service in displaying the flag of the United States of the America in exemplary patriotism around the exterior of the City Hall Building and the Moniteau County Courthouse.

Eagle Scout Allan Morris Burger was also presented an Outstanding Citizenship Certificate and pin. For an Eagle Scout project, Burger originated the idea of making several metal brackets that could hold and display the US flag around the government buildings. He sought permission from each local government to implement his idea of attaching the brackets to the buildings for the purpose of displaying the US flag.

Troop 120 includes 20 boys and was organized in 1940. SAR also recognized Troop 120 for its rich tradition in scouting and its involvement in many community service projects. The scoutmaster for the troop is Eric Schroeter. Troop 120 is the only scout troop in Moniteau County. The troop meets every Monday evening at the scout cabin in Proctor Park.

The Christopher Casey Chapter established in 1985 exists to preserve the memory of men and women who fought in, or gave service in support of, the American Revolutionary War. The chapter also promotes an appreciation for freedom, patriotism, respect for our national symbols and the value of American citizenship. SAR is a lineage society. Each SAR member can trace their family tree to an ancestor who fought in, or supported the cause of, the American Revolution during the years 1774 -1783. The Christopher Casey Chapter is located in Jefferson City, Missouri and meets the third Saturday of month from September through May.