Scouting group lauds Kilgore Rotary Club


Kilgore Rotary Club recently received the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians’ Youth Service Award, tied to an article published in the Kilgore News Herald in August.

The fellowship includes more than 1,000 Rotarians in 45 countries and is aimed at promoting service to youth through scouting and guiding.

In mid-August, the News Herald featured Kilgore Rotary Club Treasurer and Boy Scout Troop 252 Assistant Scoutmaster Keith Hooks’ presentation to the civic group following the scouts’ trip to Philmont.

The International Fellowship of Scouting praised the local club both for supporting scouting and for publicizing its efforts.

It’s another example of Kilgore Rotary Club making a difference, club president Terry Booker said.

“Boy Scout Troop 252 has been sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kilgore for approximately 60 years,” Booker noted. “Troop 252 was also the beneficiary of a $4,000 matching grant from the Kilgore Club and the Rotary International Foundation this fall.”