Boy Scout troops from across North Carolina to meet in first-ever diversity day

GASTONIA, N.C. — Saturday Boy Scouts from 50 troops across North Carolina will meet in Gastonia for the first-ever diversity day, Channel 9′s Ken Lemon reports.

Lemon said the diversity badge was introduced to the Scouts last year.

First responders and community leaders said they will be assisting with the program.

Organizers said the day is designed to expose scouts to cultures from all over the world.

“Because some people don’t even know that there are Black Boy Scouts. I’ve been in restaurants they see me in this uniform and they be like, ‘Really?’ I say ‘Yeah!’” Assistant Club Master Mayhew Bostic said.

Organizers said the event is not just for scouts and everyone is welcome to join them at First Baptist Church on Union Road.

>> In the video at the top of this page, learn more about how the event will aim to help scouts socialize with each other from different backgrounds.

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