Boy Scout Troop 53, will have its 86th annual chili feed from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the First Christian Church, 10th and Kentucky Streets. Scouts, leaders and parents prepare the chili, beef vegetable soup and chili dogs. Homemade desserts also are sold. The troop will have displays of its recent activities. Tickets are available at the door or from Troop 53. The chili feed raises money for the troop's camping program.¢
Tom Sheely, assistant district chairman for Pelathe District, received the NFL Community Quarterback Award for 2004. The award honors individuals that exemplify leadership, dedication and commitment to improving the communities in which they live through volunteerism. Sheely received the award for his dedication to the Heart of America Council's Rotary Scout Camp. Rotary camp provides a long-term camping session for Scouts with special needs who could not otherwise enjoy summer camp. While at Rotary camp, Scouts with special needs are able to earn merit badges, achieve rank advancement and participate in ceremonies. It is only one of five camps in the United States that provides the opportunity. Sheely served as camp director in 2003 and 2004. He also plans to serve this year.¢
Boy Scout Troop 62, chartered to the Linwood Lions Club, had two Scouts and two adult leaders attend the Order of the Arrow Winter Banquet on Jan. 9. Scouts who attended were Tyler Thomas, who was installed as Tamagonit Lodge's secretary for 2005, and Clinton Kissinger. Adult leaders who attended were Michael Thomas and Mike Kissinger, Scoutmaster. Tyler gave the opening and presented the grace.