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Scouts join RI Supreme Court judges, officials, to learn about law

Narragansett Council Scouts joined by (L-R) NCBSA Board Member Christian Jenner Esq., Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell, and NCBSA Board Member Dan Burgoyne Esq.

Scouts from across the Council gathered at the Licht Judicial Complex in Providence on April 14th to attend workshops and tours hosted by RI Supreme Court officials and judges. The Scouts learned about the judicial system and gained experience in the ways of the law to fulfill requirements and earn their law merit badge.

Some highlights of the Scout’s visit included a warm welcome from Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell introduced by Chief Justice (ret.) Frank J. Williams, a tour of the State Law Library, lesson on the definition of “law” taught by Associate Judge of R.I. District Court and BSA Board Member William J. Trezvant and a lunch with Lawyers from local law firm Partridge Snow and Hahn. The Scouts met with over 11 court officials and judges, learning directly from their decades of experience in law.“We are grateful to the RI Supreme Court judges and officials for taking the time to teach our Scouts,” said Tim McCandless, Narragansett Council CEO “This unique opportunity made a positive impact on each Scout by providing a first-hand experience about the laws that govern them.

About the Narragansett Council: The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America’s mission is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The Narragansett Council’s research-backed, youth development programs are for boys and girls ages 6 to 20 through Cub ScoutsScouts BSAVenturing,Sea Scouts and Exploring. The council serves nearly more than 5,000 youth annually in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, and Pawcatuck, Connecticut. People can learn about Scouting programs and find groups near them at For more information on the Narragansett Council, please visit or visit us at

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