Bethany was first settled in 1717, but it was not until May 1832 that Bethany separated from Woodbridge to become incorporated as a town. This slightly remote, sparsely populated, residential town retains its rural character. There is some dairying and agriculture. The town is dotted with reservoirs serving Naugatuck and, principally, New Haven. In 1923, the Bethany Airport opened up, one of the first in New England. Soon after, Troop I of the Boy Scouts of America was chartered in Bethany which, over the past decade has produced Eagle Scouts at an average rate five times the national average.
Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The designation “Eagle Scout” was founded over one hundred years ago. Only four percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process. One of the qualifications for the rank of Eagle Scout is the commitment to following both the Scout Promise and Scout Law, which proclaims: A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
Although they are locksmiths and not Eagle Scouts, Scout Law very much applies to the principles behind SURE Lock & Key. Trustworthy, the first scout law, is also the first law of locksmithing.
Helpful, friendly and courteous are apt descriptions of the many services SURE Lock & Key offers, from their 24-hour mobile emergency service all the way to helping your secure your home, office and car. Reliable is not one of the scout laws but it is one of the laws of SURE Lock & Key when it comes to service. Add fast and efficient to that list and you have the official Law of SURE Lock & Key.
In 2007, Bethany was named Connecticut’s #1 Small Town by Connecticut Magazine. Residents were proud of the honor but the attention also made them nervous; residents continually seek to maintain Bethany’s small-town charm and lifestyle. One of the “key” elements of small town life is a reliable locksmith such as SURE Lock & Key.