Boy Scouts, Dayton church celebrate unique partnership

Through the church, 1501 W. Third St., youths can get involved in scouting programs, which is intended to help steer kids away from trouble and teach them leadership skills. 

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Julian Pruitt Sr., community scouting coordinator, said he wants to eventually charter other churches in Dayton, creating a network of places young people of all ages can find mentors and special programming to address issues in their neighborhoods. 

“We are actually looking at kindergarten all the way to the 12 grade. That is a unique responsibility,” Pruitt said. 

Increasing scouting in Dayton can literally save the lives of members, giving them a positive alternative and an outlet to make a difference, he said. 

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“There has been a lot of break-ins and cellphone stores and things of this nature. At the same time we can bring more leaders to the community,” Pruitt said.

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