Local Boy Scout Troop 161 weathers impacts of COVID-19


December 9, 2020

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John Mealy (center, kneeling) a senior at Niwot High School, enlisted his fellow Troop 161 members to help construct a portable stage at the TLC Learning Center in Longmont, to serve the center's needs and to meet the requirements for an Eagle Project. Also pictured, from left Caden Weihe (Silver Creek High School), Thomas Horn (Niwot High School), Gustave Kuhlman (Niwot High School), Mike Mealy (Niwot High School), Jesse Horn (Niwot High School), Caleb Law (Niwot High School)

Since the COVID-19 pandemic escalated in March, it has been a rollercoaster year for Niwot's Boy Scout Troop 161. Despite the challenges associated with running a troop during a pandemic, Head Scout Master Bill Dickens' group has adapted with ease.

After halting operations for over a month in the spring, Troop 161 shifted to remote mode with virtual meetings. Dickens said the troop was mostly...

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