The scouts attended the August 17 meeting of the Salt Lake City Council, opening the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. The scouts looked sharp in their Class A uniforms. The first agenda item for the City Council was to pass a resolution appointing me City Beekeeper. I was proud to have the scouts there to support me and to show their interest in beekeeping. Thank you all for your support and continued interest in beekeeping. Bees atop municipal buildings are good for the city and urban beekeeping is good for the bees. The scouts are an asset to the community and they can, with their energy and enthusiasm, save the world. I am happy that Mayor Becker, JT Martin and the entire City Council, Beth Elder and the library staff, and Danielle Downey and the Utah Department of Agriculture support beekeeping in Salt Lake City. By demonstrating their interest in beekeeping, the scouts of Troop 202 will, I believe, help efforts to reinstate the Beekeeping Merit Badge.