Archive for Saturday, June 26, 1999

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June 26, 1999
MORE THAN 260 CUB SCOUTS attended the annual day camp this year at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Scouts were divided into 25 dens, and each den attended five programs per day: one skill level, one informational, one craft, one game and one hodgepodge. Opportunities were provided to work on 15 achievements, 11 electives and three sport belt loops. A special program was presented each day, one of which was a railroad safety program; another a frisbee catching dog program. The highlight program of the week was when the Lawrence Fire Department displayed a ladder truck and sprayed water for the boys to cool off in. Parents Night was particularly special because so many parents attended. Danny LeRow, assisted by many parents and volunteers, directed this year’s day camp. BILL BERKOWITZ of Boy Scout Troop 61 was awarded his Ner Tamid emblem at his recent Bar Mitzvah at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center. A Ner Tamid emblem is the religious emblem award created for Jewish Boy Scouts. To earn this award, Berkowitz had to study and participate in five areas: home religious observance, synagogue worship, Jewish study, the American Jewish community and World Jewry. He also had to participate in three service projects for his synagogue or community. A religious emblem award may be earned by all Boy Scouts who practice and are willing to study their particular faith. For information on the Scouting religious emblems awards, Scouts and leaders may contact the Heart of America Council, (800) 776-1110, or Programs of Religious Activities with Youth, (800) 933-7729.