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October 7, 2006

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Timothy Muetz, 16, son of Eric Muetz and Lorna Clarke, Lawrence, received the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouting, on Oct. 2 during an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony.

Tim is a member of Troop 53, chartered to Christ Community Church of Lawrence. He has been a member of Troop 53 since 2001.

His scouting career started in 1996 with Quail Run Pack 3072. Tim earned the highest Cub Scout award, the Arrow of Light.

As a member of Troop 53, Tim has been assistant patrol leader and senior patrol leader. Tim earned 23 merit badges and is an Ordeal member of the Order of the Arrow.

Tim attended summer camp at Camp Alexander in Colorado three times and participated in Scouting's high adventure camp at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M.

His Eagle Scout service project consisted of designing and installing a retaining wall to stop erosion and a gated fence to enclose garden equipment at the parsonage of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

Tim is a junior at Free State High School and is on the cross country and track teams.

¢ Boy Scout Troop 59, chartered to First Presbyterian Church, had its fall Court of Honor with a potluck dinner at Centennial Park.

Brendan Desetti served as master of ceremonies. The Scouts in the troop received 265 merit badges they had earned, and the following Scouts received rank advancements: Tristan Alfie, Kyle Carpenter, Matthew Day, Kane Eggers, Carrick Finnegan, James Fredrickson, Philip Gabler, Bryce Griffith, Liam Inbody, Brandon Juracek, Luke Peirce, Scott Richardson, Josh Seybert, Nathan Shobe, Brett Van Blaricum and Reid Williams, Tenderfoot; Matthew Day, Carrick Finnegan, Philip Gabler, Liam Inbody, Chase Low, Brady Murrish, Scott Richardson, Josh Seybert, Reid Williams and Keenan Wycoff, Second Class; Billy Barnes, Daniel Clausing, Chase Low, Brady Murrish, Hunter Peirce, Michael Tamerius, Luke Vogelsang, Randy Walter, Keenan Wycoff and Nathan Wycoff, First Class.

Sam Corkins, Patrick Fay, Jack Hearnen, Riley King, Alex Kong, Scott Ragan, Ben Seybert, Adam Wangler and James Windholz received Star Scout rank. Connor Caldwell, Henry Chapman, John Fredrickson, Jonathan Gabler, Derrick Weishaar and Eric Yowell became Life Scouts. Andrew Clancy, an Eagle Scout, received his Bronze Palm award.

The Roman Catholic Church religious award, the Ad Altare Dei, was given to Henry Chapman and Josh Ostermann.

Brock Norwood concluded his six-month term as senior patrol leader, and passed the troop colors to James Windholz.

Scoutmaster Mark Stogsdill received the President's Award of Merit, and Philip Struble received a certificate naming him a "True Scout" for his work and many years of service as the troop's chartered organization representative.

Jon Standing completed the Wood Badge, the highest level of training for adult Scouters.

¢ Cub Scout Pack 3057, chartered to St. John School PTO, had a summer event Aug. 26 at the Lawrence Aquatic Center.

Scouts who attended included Jakob Walter, Clayton Pfeifer, Eric Glogau, Alex Waite, Aidan Schaplowsky, Brandon Bunting, Ryan Glogau and Andrew Bireta.

¢ Scouts from Troop 55, chartered to West Side Presbyterian Church, camped Aug. 18-20 at Camp Bromelsick. The theme of the weekend was "Get Wet and Have Fun." Activities included swimming, fishing, archery, canoeing and kayaking.

Archery winners were Isaac Remboldt, first; Bryce Baringer, second; and Steven Howe, third. Barb Norris had the "best shot."

Scouts who attended the campout were Ian Gent, Johnathan Roberts, Kiefer Gibler, Newt Heston, Ludwig Johanning, Patrick Carttar, Alan O'Neal, Ulrich Johanning, Jamie Braden, Steve Norris, Kevin Cottrell, Colin O'Neal, Jeremy Woodhead, Jacob Pfeifer, Bryce Baringer, Josh Gore, Andrew Braden, Kameron Gibler, Spencer Wilson, Andrew Carttar, Steven Howe, Wyatt Patterson, Griffin Kimmel, Isaac Remboldt and Tyler Hanson. Leaders who attended were Bob Gent, Thomas Gore, Scott Woodhead, Stephen Roberts, Cammie Braden, Scott Braden, George Vogel, Mike Howe and Barb Norris.

The following Scouts and leaders recently were inducted into Order of the Arrow: Patrick Carttar, David Lawrence, Mitch McCune, Alan O'Neal, Jacob Pfeifer and John Pfeifer.

¢ Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered to First United Methodist Church, had its Court of Honor on Sept. 26. The following Scouts earned rank advancement: Jason Brynds, Star; Andrew Denny, First Class; Brendan Golledge, Life; Logan Hinkle, Second Class; Alek Joyce, Life; Stefan Kuczera, Star; Mason McCurdy, Second Gold Palm and Second Bronze Palm; Bryce Minter, Tenderfoot and Second Class; Doug Rawlings, Life; and Henry Reiske, Gold Palm.

Others who earned merit badges included Jack Berkowitz, Tim Barta, Evan Cloar, Tyler Denny, Eric Long, Brandon Mailand, Dominick Reiske, Todd Roberts, Michael Smith and Wesley Tedlock.

Evan Cloar, Cyril Cook and Cameron Hershiser were recognized for achieving Eagle rank. Dominick Reiske became a brave in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, while Tim Barta, Justin Deaver and Henry Reiske became warriors. New Ordeal members of the Order of the Arrow were Jaron Brynds, Alek Joyce, Stefan Kuczera and Sue Reiske, while Harry Smith, Michael Smith, Doug Rawlings, Brendan Gollege, Tim Barta and Dominik Reiske advanced to Brotherhood. New Vigil members from the troop were Mike McCurdy, Ralena McCurdy and Justin Deaver. Dominick Reiske earned his Boy Scout Lifeguard certification, and Michael Smith and Wesley Tedlock earned their Mile Swim award at summer camp.

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