By Irene O’Flaherty
Pictures by Capt. Eric Gruchet
This past June, TSG Troop members and some siblings from Troop 1 and Troop 31 journeyed to the Benedictine Monastery of Thien Tam in Kerens, Texas down near Corsicana, Texas. The Monastery was holding a spiritual retreat for the Vietnamese Community that was spread over three days. Each year the cadets from Troop 1 assist the monks during their retreat held in June. The cadets and siblings from both troops helped clear trash cans and trash from the eating areas and kitchens, as well as patrolling the rest of the grounds for full trash cans. Many truck loads full of trash bags were hauled to the dumpsters out back and thrown in.