Boy Scout Troop learns self-expression during ‘Be Smart Through Art’ event

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A local Boy Scout troop didn't just earn a merit badge for art over the weekend, they learned the importance of community through art.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 400 spent the day at the Huntsville Museum of Art on Saturday.

The event called 'Be Smart Through Art' introduced the teens to art of all kinds in hopes of inspiring them to use it to interact with their surroundings and express themselves.

Troop 400 earned an Art Merit badge while they learned the history and elements of art like line, shape, color, texture, and composition.

"We're happy to have the kids here today to explore art. Art helps people with self-expression and critical thinking skills. We're also exposing them to careers in the art field and what a museum is like," said education associate Candace Bean.

The field trip for the Scouts was made possible in part thanks to a Leadership Huntsville-Madison County Master's class small group project.