Archive for Saturday, April 2, 2005

Scouting News

April 2, 2005


Girl Scouts who attend Hillcrest School cleaned up the school grounds Tuesday. They picked up trash, removed winter debris from the flower beds, replaced mulch and carried off brush.


Cub Scout Pack 3370, chartered to the Deerfield School PTA, had its annual Blue and Gold banquet Feb. 28 at the Plymouth Congregational Church.

Cubmasters Scott Braden and Rick Werner presided. The Pack paid special tribute to Phoenix DeLaConcepcion who completed 15 Webelos activity pins, earned the Webelos Badge, the Compass Emblem and two Compass Point pins. He also received the Arrow of Light Award, the highest achievement in Cub Scouting. Phoenix was presented with his award by his Webelos den leaders Mark Jasperson and Scott Braden. After receiving the award, he participated in a bridging ceremony to Boy Scout Troop 55. Phoenix is a fifth-grader at Deerfield School and is the son of Jonathan and Kenzie DeLaConcepcion.


Cub Scout Pack 3056, chartered to the Lecompton United Methodist Church, had its annual Blue and Gold Banquet on March 28 in the church social hall. After the banquet, the Pack had a meeting in the sanctuary. Austin Sledd, second-year Webelo and Arrow of Light honoree, bridged into Boy Scout Troop 56. The Troop is in the process of reorganizing.


Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered to the First United Methodist Church of Lawrence, had a Court of Honor on March 29.

The following boys earned rank advancements: Tim Barta, Life; Chad Boyd, Tenderfoot; Jaron Brynds, Tenderfoot and 2nd Class; Andrew Denny, Tenderfoot; Tyler Denny, First Class; Matthew Fish, Second Class; Doug Rawlings, Star; Todd Roberts, Life; Michel Smith, Life; and Justin Stearns, Tenderfoot.

Eagle Scouts Justin Deaver and Mason McCurdy received their Gold Palm.

The following Scouts earned one or more merit badges: Justin Deaver, Mason McCurdy, Ben Bartels, Peter Bray, Evan Cloar, Brendan Golledge, Logan Hinkle, Alek Joyce, Stephan Kuczera, David Long, Brandon Mailand, Dominick Reiske, Henry Reiske, Will Sharp, Devin Shoemaker, Westley Tedlock, Peter Tuttle, Tristan Wagner and Stephen Wilson.

The 12-month Camper Award was given to Jaron Brynds, Justin Deaver, Tyler Denny, Brandon Mailand, Mason McCurdy, Henry Reiske and Michael Smith. Adult leaders earning the same award were Rowley Tedlock and Harry Smith Jr. A Friends of Scouting presentation was given by Frank Wright.


More than 30 sixth-grade Junior Girl Scouts of Douglas County attended "Pizza With Pals," on March 4 at the First United Methodist Church. It was sponsored by 25 Cadett and Senior Girl Scouts of Douglas County.

After sharing pizza and soda, the younger Scouts learned about the opportunities Girl Scouting offers. The girls than made glow-in-the-dark jewelry.

After "Pizza with Pals," the older Scouts had a "Night Prowl." This year's theme was "Light up the Night." They went to Googols of Fun where they learned about the science of light and energy. The girls then split into groups and went to River Front Mosaics, where they made light switches, and then back to the church where they decorated light bulbs. The girls also went cosmic bowling at Royal Crest Lanes. They returned to the church to watch movies and talk.

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