Sparta Troop 150 attends Scout Day Football Game at West Point

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:32

Sparta — On Friday, Sept. 16, 26 scouts and 14 adult leaders from troop 150 attended Scout Day at United States Military Academy at West Point. An additional seven Scout families joined the Troop on game day. The troop arrived on Friday night at Lake Frederick Campground along with hundreds of scouts. Saturday morning the troop started with a hardy meal and football. Then the scouts and leaders went to the West Point campus where they watched the cadets on the parade field in a military review. There was a parachute demonstration then a helicopter fly-by. They also had hands-on exhibits and demonstrations including small guns, flak jackets, judo, and robotics. “Watching the military review and touring West Point made me proud of our troops and the Army tradition at West Point,” said Life Scout John Puszcz. The game was against Northwestern and Army won 21-14. Each time Army scored, cannons were shot and cadets did pushups in the packed stadium. All scouts from Troop 150 had a fantastic time and plan to definitely go again next year. Sparta Troop 150 serves Sparta and surrounding communities. they meet at 7 p.m. on Monday nights at the Sparta United Methodist Church. All interested boys between the ages of 11 and 18 are welcome. For more information, visit This article was written by 12-year-old Star Scout Brendan Puszcz as part of his troop position of responsibility. As troop journalist, Brendan is responsible for publicizing the activities and efforts of Troop 150 and communicating with local newspapers and media outlets.