Jared Pringle, 17, Eudora, received the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 64 on March 9 during a Court of Honor at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora. Pringle has been a member of Troop 64, chartered to the Eudora Lions Club, since 1996.
Pringle began his scouting career as a member of Cub Scout 3064. He achieved the Webelos rank and the Arrow of Light Award.
In Boy Scouts, Pringle has earned 32 merit badges and received the Paul Bunyan Woodsman Award, C.O.P.E., 50 Days and Nights Camping, 50 Miles Afoot & Afloat and International Badge. He has joined the Order of the Arrow as an Ordeal and now as a Brotherhood.
Within Troop 64, Pringle has served as assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, scribe, librarian, troop guide and assistant senior patrol leader.
Pringle has attended two summers at Camp Naish and one summer at Camp Jayhawk. Pringle also has attended one summer in Atitokan, Canada, canoeing and one summer in Philmont, N.M., hiking.
For his Eagle project, he renovated the Salem Chapel Garage. He planned the removal of debris and participated in the renovation project.
Pringle is a junior at Eudora High School, where he participates in football, baseball, band, Scholars Bowl, chess club, National Honor Society and International Club. He is a straight-A honor roll student.
He is the son of Timothy and Brigitte Pringle, Eudora.¢
Members of Boy Scout Troop 59, chartered to the First Presbyterian Church, took a hike March 15 at the Hercules Glade Wilderness in south-central Missouri.
The hike is one of three preparation hikes for the troop's High Adventure Trip to the Appalachian Trail in May. About 30 Scouts and adult leaders will travel to the Shenandoah State Park in Virginia to spend six days on the Appalachian Trail.
Scouts who participated were Sam Gleeson, Nathan Desetti, Steven Glasker, Tim Hagen, Jeff Standing, Joe Stogsdill, Jordan Wright and Phillip Wrigley. Adults who attended were Mark Stogsdill, Frank Wright, Mike Glasker, Ben Gleeson, Eli Stogsdill and Mark Gleeson.¢
Cub Scout Pack 3056, chartered to the Lecompton United Methodist Church, had its annual Blue & Gold banquet March 24. The following boys received their Webelo Badge and the Arrow of Light Award: Brooks Christman, Tyler Christman, Evan Foos, Josh Hurst, Justin Marino, Ethan Merritt, Shelby Politte and Johnny Stewart. The Arrow of Light is the highest award that can be earned in Cub Scouting and the only Cub Scout award that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform.
The boys, along with Nick Jaimez, bridged into Troop 56, also chartered to the Lecompton United Methodist Church. Nelson Van Dyke, Scoutmaster of Troop 56, and several members of Troop 56 welcomed the new Scouts into their troop. Troop 56 also provided the opening and closing ceremonies.¢
Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered to the First United Methodist Church of Lawrence, had its semiannual Court of Honor on March 25. All the boys who had joined the Troop since January received their Scout rank, the first rank in the Boys Scout program.
The following Scouts received rank advancement: Aurelius Armstrong, Scout; Tim Barta, Star; Ben Bartels, Scout; Peter Bray, Scout; Jake Brown, Scout; Wesley Cook, Life; Michael Davidson, Scout; Rich DiBenedetto, Scout; Philip Gilreath, Life; Stuart Gilreath, Scout; Brendan Golledge, Scout; Cameron Hershiser, Life; Logan Hinkle, Scout; Henry Hodges, Scout; Austin Holladay, Scout; Alek Joyce, Scout; Dillon Lathrom, Scout; Asher O'Connor, Scout; Andres Ramos, 1st Class; Doug Rawlings, Scout; Dominick Reiske, Scout; Todd Roberts, 1st Class and Star; Michael Smith, Scout; Wesley Tedlock, Scout; Ethan Vogelsang, Scout; Justin Wellman, 2nd Class; Stephen Wilson, Tenderfoot and 2nd Class, and Nathan Wycoff, Scout, Tenderfoot and 2nd Class.
Bill Berkowitz, Justin Deaver, Westley Hinkle, Nickolas Joseph, Brandon Mailand, Mason McCurdy, Henry Reiske, Will Sharp and Peter Tuttle were presented merit badges they earned since the last Court of Honor.
Stephen Wilson was recognized as the top popcorn seller in the troop. Mason McCurdy and Justin Deaver finished up their Brown Sea training.
Mike McCurdy, Ralena McCurdy, Rod Zinn and Tammy Barta received degrees from the Commissioner's College.