This week Boy Scouts of Troop 413 and the youth in the Melissa Christian church were awarded the God and Life and God and Service medals for their faith in family and their church. The Boy Scout award is a prestigious religious award for a scout that practices the scout oath: “ I promise to do my duty to God and my Country,” as well as the scout law: “A scout is reverent.”

Boy Scout Grayson Dupuy led the prayer following the award ceremony. Amy Harper was the adult leader who received the God and service medal for her work with youth over the years and her service to hundreds of youth at church camps.

The youngest to receive the award was Ireland Bell who has taken a role as junior deacon in the Melissa Christian Church along with John Paul Convento.