Coral Gables Fire Department hosts local Boy Scout Troop 7

Coral Gables Fire Department hosts local Boy Scout Troop 7

Boy Scout Troop 7 poses for a picture in front of Coral Gables Fire Engine 1 after competing in the Junior Fire Fighter Academy. George Merrick’s Troop 7 of Coral Gables established in 1922, now is honored as one of the country’s oldest and most respected charters in the history of the Scouts.

Coral Gables Fire Department recently hosted Coral Gables Boy Scout Troop 7.

Part of the evening’s activities included a Junior Fire Fighter Academy and a live fire simulation prop. The Junior Fire Fighter Academy is a physical combat challenge very similar to actual fire fighter tasks performed while fighting fire but tailored for today’s youth.

Since October 1922, George Merrick’s Troop 7 of Coral Gables has distinguished itself by providing youth with a robust combination of wholesome activities designed to build character and the tools to develop leadership skills.

Nine decades later, more than 3,000 Coral Gables boys have benefited from the lessons that Scouting has to offer, and more than 170 dedicated young men have earned the ultimate rank — Eagle Scout. Troop 7 Scouts have grown to become governors, mayors, business leaders, decorated war heroes and outstanding citizens in a variety of occupations.


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