CHESTERFIELD —On behalf of the Rotary Club of Chester, Dr. Sam Galstan presented Brian Galusha, assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scouts of American Troop 819,...

Rotary-check-presentation-to-819-8-16(1)CHESTERFIELD —On behalf of the Rotary Club of Chester, Dr. Sam Galstan presented Brian Galusha, assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scouts of American Troop 819, with a $ 1,000 check August 9.

Troop 819 was founded in 1932, and is one of the oldest BSA Troops in the area. The troop is more than 84 years old, and has been generously sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chester for the troop’s entire history.  Through the years, several hundred young men have come through the troop and learned valuable life, community, and leadership skills.  Both of Galstan’s sons, Bailey and Berkeley, are Eagle Scouts through this troop, and Galusha’s son Chad recently completed his Eagle requirements through it.  Troop 819 meets each Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Scout Cabin near St. John’s Church in Chester, and potential new members and visitors are welcome. The club and the troop have a partnership that has continued for well over two decades.  The check will be used to help support troop activities and programs, and to make scouting more affordable for members of the community.