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Mark Robinson, pictured here with his three sons David, Will and James at the Marine Corps Memorial in Washington D.C., was recognized recently by BSA Troop 9 Pawcatuck for his devotion and service to the troop as the scoutmaster for the past six years. During his tenure the troop has undertaken many community service projects such as the annual Scouting for Food drive for the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, placing flags on veteran’s graves for Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, cemetery clean up for St. Michael Cemetery and the placing and removal of flags along Route 1 in Pawcatuck’s Downtown.

"Scoutmaster Mark Robinson has been an exemplary example that any parent would want their child to follow," reads the commendation, "He is trustworthy, loyal, kind and brave and lives his life according to the values of scouting and is wonderful role model to the scouts in the troop. The leaders, committee members, parents and scouts are grateful to Mr. Robinson for his longtime service to the group."

Troop 9, the only Connecticut troop in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Council, is an active troop which has been chartered continuously by St. Michael Church since 1920. The troop holds activities year-round such as hiking, sailing, zip lining, skiing, and biking, camps year-round and is dedicated to serving the youth in the community by helping to prepare them to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes. 

Robinson recently welcomed his longtime Assistant Scoutmaster Susan Cullen as the new scoutmaster.  Cullen has volunteered as part of Boy Scouts of America for the past 11 years and has been the assistant scoutmaster for the past four years. A scout herself, she earned both the Silver Award and the Silver Leadership Award in her youth, has mentored many of Troop 9’s Eagle Scouts and is eager to welcome new scouts ages 5-17 to the group.

Troop 9 meets every Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the St. Michael Church Hall in Pawcatuck. Anyone interested can contact Cullen at troop9pawcatuck@gmail.com.

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