DAVID BENNETT will earn his Eagle Scout Award at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church, 1100 Ky. David has been active in the troop since 1993. He has earned 38 merit badges and held every troop office including Troop 53 senior patrol leader. Bennett earned the Triple Crown by attending three BSA High Adventure Bases, which were Philmont in Cimmarron, N.M.; Canoe Base in Ely, Minn.; and Sea Base in Isle Morada, Fla. He was crew leader during two of those adventures.
David has attended Camp Alexander near Lake George, Colo., several times. He was senior patrol leader during one of the camps.
David has earned his Mile Swim Award, the Ad Altare Dei religious emblem, World Conservation Award and the 50 Miler Award. As a member of the Order of the Arrow, David is a Brotherhood member.
SENIOR GIRL SCOUTS Rebecca May, Laura King and Mitzi Keel are working on their Gold Award Projects. The Gold Award is equal to the Boy Scout Eagle Award. For their project, the three Lawrence High School juniors plan to make scrapbooks and create a Web site for Lawrence's sister cities, Hiratsuka, Japan, and Eutin, Germany. May and Keel are making the scrapbooks in honor of the 10-year anniversaries of both sister cities. King plans to create a Lawrence sister cities Web site. The girls plan to finish their projects by early fall.
THREE BOY SCOUT TROOPS from the Pelathe District shared the Cheyenne Campsite at Theodore Naish Reservation Boy Scout summer camp June 25-July 5. The Troops were 61 chartered to St. Luke's AME Church in Lawrence, 64 chartered to the Eudora Lions Club of Eudora, and 65 chartered to the Baldwin Rotary Club of Baldwin.
Eighteen scouts and four adults attended from Troop 61. The boys earned a total of 58 merit badges. Jacob Schultz earned the Mile Swimmer Award. Kelsey Mullis, J.P. McCoy and Mike O'Conner completed the COPE course. David McGee was inducted as an Ordeal Member of the Order of the Arrow, and Brandon McGuire became a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow. The scouts were lead by Terance Payne, assistant senior patrol leader. The scouts who participated: Josh Ahlert, Josh Bailey, Bill Berkowitz, Jack Berkowitz, Calib Bryson, Jacob Farmer, Andrew Jones, Peter Leach, David McGee, Brandon McGuire, Kelsey Mullis, Mike O'Malley, Chris Roberts, Jason Russell, Jacob Schultz, Tim Shupe, and Matthew Sloan. The adults were lead by Randy Russell, scoutmaster, and included Ray Diedel, assistant scoutmaster, and J.P. McCoy and Mike O'Conner, committee members.
Fifteen Scouts and six adults attended from Troop 64. The boys earned 44 merit badges. The COPE course was completed by Zac Beedle, Jared Pringle, and James Snow. Zac Beedle, Frank Male and Jim Morrison were inducted as Ordeal Members of the Order of the Arrow. Jared Pringle and James Snow became Brotherhood Members. The boys attending were Kevin Able, Jacob Beedle, Zac Beedle, Ben Christenson, Josh Hartley, Alvie Lavery, Bryce Landon, Frank Male, Justin Male, Joel Morrison, Guy Kirby Montgomery, Jared Pringle, James Snow, Kevin Snow and Michael Whitten. The adults were lead by Glenn Jackson, scoutmaster, and included Diane Beedle and Jim Morrison, assistant scoutmasters, and Cindy Higgens, Barry Landon and Tom Whitten, troop committee members.
Sixteen boys and six adults participated from Troop 65. The boys earned 38 merit badges. Aaron Beuthien completed the COPE course. Aaron Beuthien, Danny Beuthein, Austin Inzer, Paul Minor and Kenton Shuck earned their Mile Swim award. Aaron Beuthien, Danny Beuthien, Matthew Davis, Paul Minor, Kenton Shuck, Kirsten Shuck, Mark Westgate and Russell Wright participated in the Polar Bear Swim. Hans Broers and Austin Inzer were inducted as Ordeal Members of the Order of the Arrow. The boys attending were Aaron Beuthien, Danny Beuthien, Hans Broers, Terry Claypool, Travis Climer, Matthew Davis, Daren Gratts, Austin Inzer, Paul Minor, Nick Schau, Kenton Shuck, Kirsten Shuck, Steven Sublett, Mark Westgate, Zach Winegar, and Russell Wright. The adults were lead by Ron Westgate, who was designated camp scoutmaster. Other adult leaders who participated: Martin Pressgrove, Bill Inzer, Mark Shuck, Anne Westgate and Alan Wright.