Elizabethton Boy Scouts host City Councilman Mike Simerly as guest speaker

Published 1:49 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2023

On Tuesday evening, the Boys Scouts of America Troop 516 in Elizabethton extended a warm welcome to Elizabethton City Councilman Mike Simerly as their esteemed guest speaker. The event took place at First Baptist Elizabethton, providing a platform for Scouts to gain valuable insights from Simerly’s experiences.

Councilman Simerly graciously shared his extensive career experiences in the field of sales, offering the Scouts valuable perspectives on the industry. Beyond his professional journey, he also delved into his passion for community service through his involvement in local government.

The interactive session allowed Scouts to engage with Simerly, asking questions and learning about the dynamics of both salesmanship and civic duty. Simerly’s presentation served as a guide for the Scouts as they work toward achieving their Salesmanship and Citizens in Community merit badges.

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Boy Scouts of America Troop 516, chartered by First Baptist Elizabethton, actively seeks opportunities to enhance the education and experiences of its members. Inviting guest speakers like Councilman Simerly aligns with the troop’s commitment to fostering well-rounded individuals with a strong sense of community responsibility.

The scouts expressed gratitude for the valuable insights gained during the evening, further enriching their understanding of both professional pursuits and civic engagement. As they continue their journey toward merit badges, the guidance provided by guest speakers like Councilman Mike Simerly plays a pivotal role in shaping the Scouts’ character and aspirations for the future.