March Pizza Madness: A Tasty Event for a Worthy Cause

March Pizza Madness: A Tasty Event for a Worthy Cause

BSA Troop 1 Greenville hosted their inaugural “March Pizza Madness” event on Saturday, March 23. The delicious celebration of local pizza was held at the Smithfield Senior Center.

Attendees had the opportunity to savor sample sized slices from various local pizza restaurants and votes voted for the People’s Choice Award for best cheese pizza and best specialty pizza.

Restaurants slated that participated were Tony’s Pizza Palace, Wise Guys Deli, Athen’s Pizza, DePetrillos, Jack’s Irish & Italian Pizza Pub, Slice & Scoop and Dave’s Fresh Marketplace.

In the spirit of community and camaraderie, March Pizza Madness directly supported Troop 1 Greenville, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit. All profits went directly to supporting their initiatives, fostering leadership, and character development in our local youth.

“Troop 1 Greenville is excited to bring the community together for a fun-filled day of pizza tasting and friendly competition. We believe in the power of good food to unite people, and we are honored to be part of the local Smithfield community,” said Matt Rees, Troop Committee Chair at Troop 1 Greenville.

Troop 1 Greenville, part of the Northwest District of the Narragansett Council B.S.A., is proud to be sponsored by and meets weekly at the Greenville Baptist Church, 582 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI.

A key goal of Scouts BSA is “Scouting is Fun.”

The Troop organizes many activities throughout the year such as monthly campouts, weekly meetings, various community service projects and fundraisers. Additionally, the Troop coordinates bi-annual high adventure trips for older scouts at National BSA camps like Philmont in New Mexico and Sea Base in Key West, Florida, among others. The highlight of the year is the annual week campout at Camp Yawgoog Scout Reservation in Rockville, RI.

You will notice within Scouts BSA that the boys themselves provide much of the troop leadership; this is in keeping with the scout goals of developing leadership skills as scouts get older. The job of the Scoutmaster, his assistants, and the parents is to provide the guidance necessary for learning and practicing scouting ideals. We also help teach scouting concepts and help structure troop activities. The basic motivation, however, must come from the boys themselves.

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