Pilgrim Baptist Church new Eagle Scout, Ahmad McGruder delivered an inspiring Scout’s testimony at the 2018 Million Dollar Day for Scouting breakfast held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Intercontinental Hotel Riverfront in St. Paul.

Pictured with Ahmad are: Mr. Levi Young, an Eagle Scout and Supporter of the Scouting Program, Rev. Dr. Charles Gill, Senior Pastor Pilgrim Baptist Church, Deacon Kenneth Reid, Ahmad’s Adviser/Mentor, Mrs. Denise Loving, Assistant Den Leader Pack 9061, Ms. Delise Anderson, proud grandmother of Ahmad, DeMod McGruder, Ahmad’s brother, Mr. Seymour Loving, Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 9061 and Mrs. Stephanie Dilworth, Supporter of the Scouting Program.

Two Scouts from Troop 9061, Ahmad McGruder and Brett McNeal, participated in the Order Of The Arrow ceremony the weekend of September 21-23, 2018.

For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America’s youth.

Order Of The Arrow

Eagle Scout Ahmad McGruder presented his Scout’s testimony on Thursday, December 6th at Base Camp Fort Snelling.
His supporters on Thursday were: Mrs. Tori Richardson-Hill, Ahmad McGruder, Delise Anderson, Scoutmaster of Troop 9061 Andrew McGlory, Assistant Scoutmaster Seymour Loving and Deacon Clarence Kenon.

Several Scouts and their leaders from Pack/Troop 9061 participated in The National Baptist Convention Fun Fest, hosted by Pilgrim Baptist Church. For this community service event, the Scouts assisted with set-up, distribution of informational package and engaged the visitors in games and entertainment. In addition, the Scouts assisted in the distribution of backpacks donated by the Mason Brothers.