Boy Scout Troop 62, chartered to the Linwood Lions Club, met Jan. 5. The Scoutmaster told the Scouts that the troop will be "boy-run" with adult monitoring. The boys will decide what activities to do, where to camp and be responsible for organizing events. The senior patrol leader talked to the boys about a Code of Conduct and passed out a copy for each Scout to read and sign.
A number of events were scheduled at the meeting: The Scouts will have a chili feed from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the community building in Linwood. Tickets will be $5 per person. Scouts also will have a campout and Klondike Derby Jan. 23-25 at Camp Naish.
Cub Scout Pack 3057, chartered to Lawrence Catholic Schools, had its annual Pinewood Derby Jan. 10 in the basement of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Jack Powell, Elias Schneck and Eric Glogau were the top three winners in the Tigers Den. Adam Wagner, Jakob Walter and Luke Oberrieder were the winners in the Wolf Den. Kolbe Murray, Nathan Evers and Austin Neuburger were the top three finishers of the Bears.
First-year Webelos Lucas Vogelsang, Brady Murrish and Jacob Pfeifer were the top three finishers in the Blazing Arrow Den. Second-year Webelos Zach Hill, Jonathan Clark and Patrick Fay were the winners in the Rattlesnakes Den. The Pack champion was Jack Powell. Winners of the "coolest car" contest were Elias Schneck, Tiger; Adam Wagner, Wolf; Nathan Evers, Bear; Brady Murrish, Blazing Arrows; and Zach Hill, Rattlesnakes. George McCleary provided assistance during the races.
Venture Crew 2052, chartered to the St. Margaret's Episcopal Church of Lawrence, attended a winter camping program at the Northern Tier High Adventure Base in Ely, Minn. The crew left Dec. 26 and returned Jan. 2.
While there, the crew went snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing and dog sledding. They built polar domes that were large enough to protect four girls while sleeping. They observed Canadian jays, moles and bald eagles. Although they did not see any wolves, they did hear them howling and discovered some adult and puppy prints as well as wolf hairs. The crew also teamed up with three Boy Scout troops to play "Shovel Ball," a winterized version of soccer.
Crew members who participated were Amanda Brixey, Skyler Detherage, Christy Howard, Alison King, Anna Robertson, Clarissa Wagner, Michelle Pressgrove, Alexis Tommer and Kathy Lewis. They were accompanied by adult leaders Cathy Howard, Robin Robertson and Rose Wagner.
Venture Crew 2052 is an all-female crew with members from Lawrence, Eudora and Baldwin.