Ray Segebrecht, member of Boy Scout Troop 53, was honored July 10 at a court of honor at First Christian Church for his achievement of the rank of Eagle.
His Eagle project consisted of building benches, painting tables and creating a sign for the kindergarten courtyard at his former school, Quail Run. Ray has been a member of Troop 53 since 1999. He is a member of Order of the Arrow and has attended the high adventure programs at Sea Base in the Florida Keys and Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. He also has attended Camp Alexander in Colorado. Ray will be a senior at Lawrence High School this fall.
¢ Venturing Crew 2691, sponsored by the Lawrence Wesleyan Church, attended the Florida Sea Base High Adventure Camp from June 26 to July 3. The crew made nine dives on various types of reefs in the Florida Keys. The scouts saw sharks, barracudas, a giant ray, various moray eels and a huge sea turtle. Dives ranged from 15 feet to 50 feet in depth. Crew members who attended were Justin Deaver, David Long, Will Sharp, Tristan Wagner, Cameron Hershier and Henry Reiske. They were accompanied by Richard Bireta, Richard Fisher and Glen Sharp, adult leaders.
¢ Members of Cub Scout Pack 3059, chartered to First Presbyterian Church, attended Bear Camp on July 9 and 10 at Cub World near Bonner Springs. Cubs who attended were James Harader-Ellett, Logan Littrell, Logan Hollingsworth and Dillon Schroeder. They were accompanied by Ryan Ellett, Randy Johnson, Larry Hollingsworth and Jeff Schroeder, adult leaders.
¢ Three Scouts and two Scouters from Pelathe District have been selected to staff the National Scout Jamboree, which will be July 25 to Aug. 3 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.
Kristen Olhemeier, 16, of Venture Crew 2052, will serve on the Subcamp 12 Youth Staff of the Central Region. She has attended Philmont Scout Reservation and backpacked the Olympic Peninsula near Seattle. She is a junior at Lawrence High.
Christy Howard, 17, president of Venture Crew 2052, also will serve on the Subcamp 12 Youth Staff of the Central Region. She has attended Philmont Scout Reservation and winter camp at Okpik Northern Tier in Ely, Minn. She is a senior at Free State High School.
Mason McCurdy, 16, a senior at Eudora High School, will serve on the security staff. He serves as junior assistant scoutmaster for Troop 52 and is an Eagle Scout. He has been to Northern Tier and Sea Base High Adventure camps.
Ralena McCurdy, crew adviser for Venture Crew 2052, will serve on the Trading Post B staff. She has been active in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. She has served as Cub Scout Day Camp director.
Catherine Howard, assistant advisor for Venture Crew 2052, will serve on the security staff. She has been a scout leader for more than 17 years. She has earned the Silver Beaver Award, served as Scoutmaster at the 1997 National Scout Jamboree, and has attended Jamborees in 1961 and 1993.
¢ Cub Scout Pack 3057, chartered to Lawrence Catholic School, had a meeting April 12. Ron Zinn talked about events for the upcoming Cub Scout Day Camp. Webelos leader Ellen Shobe presented Webelos badges to John Abney and Franklin Brou. The Bears den is working on their whittling chip card. The Wolf den, led by Cyndy Glogau and Marlon Schneck, is working on their World Cup Conservation Award. Tiger Leader Chris Degrassi presented K.J. Lashley his Tiger badge.
The Pack also participated in Scouting for Food on April 16 and April 23, collecting about 675 pounds of food. Scouts who participated were Luke Fitzgerald, Clayton Pfeifer, Jakob Walter, August Murphy-Beach, Elias Schneck, Kyle Vogelsang, Brandon Bunting, Ben Witte, Sam Witte and Aidan Schaplowsky. Adult leaders and parents assisting were Mike Fitzgerald, John Pfeifer, Brian Walter, Marlon Schneck, Nora Murphy, Linda Koester-Vogelsang, Jean Pfeifer, Cheryl Witte and Kent Peterson. Also helping were siblings of various Cubs, including John Peterson, Matthew Peterson, Karen Schneck and Reed Pfeifer.
On May 6, the Pack had a Family Fun Night at Camp Bromelsick in conjunction with the Webelos Graduation Weekend/Spring Camporee.
Families who attended included Theresa, Brandon, Bradley and Anastasia Bunting; Cheryl, Sam, Ben and Eli Witte; Marlon, Eli and Karen Schneck; Cyndy, Lee, Eric and Ryan Glogau; Heather Turner; Patricia, Megan, John and Matthew Peterson; Michelle, Ashton and Matthew Turner; Patrick Durnil; Steve, Linda, Ethan, Kyle and Sydney Vogelsang; Jean, Reed and Jack Pfeifer; and Xavier and Daniel Murray.
John Abney, Jack Lange, Kolbe Murray, Nathan Shobe, Simon Elwell, Luke Fitzgerald, Luke Oberrieder, Thomas Peterson, Clayton Pfeifer, Monte Scott Turner II and Jakob Walter stayed for the campout. They were accompanied by the following adult leaders and parents: Mike Fitzgerald, Don Shobe, Ellen Shobe, John Pfeifer, Brian Walter, Mike Oberrieder, Kent Peterson, Monte Turner, Rita Abney, Mary Pat Lange, Michael Lange and Michael Murray.
During the events, the Pack took second place in the Tomahawk Throw and third place in Dutch Oven Cooking. Thomas Peterson had a bull's eye on the BB gun shoot, and Clayton Pfeifer received a special bead from Danny Keller for his fire-building skills.
On May 10, the Pack had a pizza/salad party before a graduation ceremony at St. John the Evangelist church. Those who became second-year Webelos were John Abney, Jack Lange, Kolbe Murray and Nathan Shobe. Simon Elwell, Luke Fitzgerald, Luke Oberrieder, Thomas Peterson, Clayton Pfeifer, Monte Scott Turner II, Adam Wagner and Jakob Walter received their Bear badges. August Murphy-Beach, Andrew Chavez, Eric Glogau, Jack Powell, Elias Schneck and Kyle Vogelsang received their Wolf badges and the World Cup Conservation Badge. Brandon Bunting, Austin Dominguez, Aidan Shaplowsky, Ben Witte and Sam Witte received their Tiger badges and bridged over to Wolfs, along with Thomas Bach, Tegan Bowers, Michael Degrassi, Jared Lange, K.J. Lashley, Noah Malsbury, Luke Turnbull and Alex Waite, who had received their badges at a previous meeting. Two new Wolfs, Justin Cross and Noah Yoshida, joined the Pack. New Tigers included Patrick Durnill, John Peterson, Matthew Peterson, Daniel Murray, Ryan Glogau and Andrew Bireta. Also joining, but unable to attend, were James Lynch and John Anderson. Phillip Commons received his Bear Badge. Trevor Munsch and Frederick Brou, who earned their Tiger Badge, were unable to attend.
On June 4, the Pack met at the Lawrence Tennis Center to learn about tennis. Bud Pettit shared his experience and led the Scouts through different skill-building activities. Scout attending included John Abney, Nathan Shobe, Kolbe Murray, Phillip Commons, Luke Fitzgerald, Luke Oberrieder, Thomas Peterson, Clayton Pfeifer, Jakob Walter, August Murphy-Beach, Justin Cross, Tegan Bowers, Luke Turnbull, Noah Malsbury, Brandon Bunting, Andrew Bireta, John Anderson, James Lynch, and Daniel Murray. Also attending were siblings Zach Malsbury, Kasey Turnbull, Jacob Pfeifer and Reed Pfeifer. They were accompanied by adult leaders Don Shobe, Brian Walter, Mike Fitzgerald, John Pfeifer, Nora Murphy, Jean Pfeifer, Mike Oberrieder, Eric Lynch, Rita Abney, Cheri Bowers, Dorothy Malsbury, Rich Bireta and Chris Anderson.
Cubs attended the Pelathe District Cub Scout Day Camp from June 6 to June 10 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. They included Luke Oberrieder, Jakob Walter, August Murphy Beach, Andrew Chavez, Kyle Vogelsang, Austin Dominguez, Aidan Schaplowsky, Alex Waite, Justin Cross, Tegan Bowers, John Anderson, Patrick Durnil, Kolbe Murray, John Abney, Thomas Peterson, Clayton Pfeifer, Monte Scott Turner II, Noah Malsbury, Luke Turnbull, Michael DeGrassi, Ben Witte, James Lynch, Andrew Bireta, Nathan Shobe, Phillip Commons, Luke Fitzgerald, Elias Schneck, Eric Glogau, Brandon Bunting, Sam Witte, KJ Lashley, Thomas Bach, Noah Yoshida, Daniel Murray and Ryan Glogau. Den 12 received first place in the food drive with 420 pounds of food collected. Walking leaders at the Day Camp included Mike Oberrieder, Kent Peterson, Marlon Schneck, Cyndy Glogau, Mike Fitzgerald, Brian Walter, Charlie Dominguez, Shari Anderson, Dorian Witte, David and Jean Inabinett, and Eric Lynch. Staff members were Linda Koester-Vogelsang, Cheri Bowers, Lisa Cross, Gary Bunting, Steve Vogelsang, Debbie Wulf-Walter, Susan Yoshida, Lisa Waite, Frank Karlich, John Murray, Kay Summers and Lissy Ridenour. Nora Murphy served as the Pack Day Camp coordinator.