Tenyo Pearl, left, Carl Bull, Maurice Hines, Joseph Spellman, Lucas Hines, Alfred Griffen, Glaci Hines and Ellis G. Brown Jr.

The Baltimore Area Council, BSA held a town hall meeting at Coppin State University, Nov. 13, in partnership with the CSU Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and Morgan State University’s Morgan Community Mile Initiative to discuss the benefits of Scouting in the Community. Audience members had a chance to hear from several panelists including but not limited to, 4th District Baltimore City Councilman Bill Henry, Baltimore City Police Lt. Jeffrey W. Shorter, Baltimore City Fire Department Battalion Chief Carl Bull, Minister Duane Williams Jr., a member of Bernard “Jack” Young’s office, and CEO of City Ranch, Ahesamahk Dahn.

Throughout the evening, panelists discussed several ways youth and college aged students could get involved in the city’s Scouting movement. Several panelists shared their personal stories and answered questions from the audience. Additionally, a preview of a Scouting film was shown, “Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions.” This film is scheduled to be screened at the inaugural Baltimore International Black Film Festival, 4 p.m., Dec. 3 at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore.

For more information about Scouting in Baltimore City, please visit or e-mail

For more information about Coppin State University’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, please contact Tenyo Pearl at or call 410-951-3522.

To view the trailer of “Troop 491: Adventures of the Muddy Lions,” visit:

For more information and to purchase tickets to the upcoming screening of “Troop 491,” please e-mail:

For more information concerning the Morgan Community Mile Initiative, contact Ellis Brown at or 443-885-4178.