Timothy M. Barta received the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor on June 2 at the First United Methodist Church. He is a member of Troop 52, chartered to First United Methodist Church, and Venturing Crew 2691, chartered to Lawrence Wesleyan Church.
Barta began his scouting career as a Tiger Cub Scout with Pack 3051. He received the Sports and Academics trophy, all 20 Webelos badges and the Arrow of Light, the highest Cub Scout award. He also participated in the Pinewood Derby, winning first in the pack in 1999 and 2000, and third in the pack in 2001.
He joined Boy Scout Troop 52 in 2001 and earned 38 merit badges and became a brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow and a Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He served the troop as historian, scribe, assistant patrol leader, patrol leader and was a den chief to Pack 3462, Den 4 with Langston Hughes School.
He was a staff member for Cub Scout Day Camp and attended summer camps at Camp Alexander in Colorado, the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation in Missouri and Camp Naish in Bonner Springs. He was a delegate to Lawrence's sister city, Hiratsuka, Japan, where he visited a Japanese Boy Scout troop and assisted with instruction of the First Aid merit badge. He earned the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation patch and the Heritage Trail patch. He received the God and Country religious medal as a Cub Scout.
For his Eagle project, Barta worked at the Lawrence Humane Society, where he built a security gate between the old and new additions, and designed, acquired funds and installed a new entry sign and completed landscaping around the buildings and sign area.
He is a senior at Free State High School and is the son of Jon and Tammy Barta.
¢Cub Scout Pack 3370, chartered to Deerfield School, had its end of the year picnic and awards ceremony May 14. Every Scout in the pack earned a rank advancement. Cubs earning their Tiger badge were Blake Nations, Griffin McFaul, Reed Schenkel, Caleb Schletzbaum, Dylan Kofford, Bretton Scarbrough, Nick Dixon, Dean Stuart and Eric Czapinski. Those advancing to the rank of Wolf were Jarod Bennett, Brandon Campbell, Aaron Funk, Raiyan Haq, Drake Riner, Jamison Wheat and Luke Winchester. New Bears included Logan Dedloff, Lane Nations, Eli McCleary, Matthew Meseke, Jon Mitts, Seth Winchester, Christopher Blevins, Taylor Donner and Josh Kallenback. Those advancing to the rank of Webelo were Michael Quackenbush, Brendan Phillips, Alex Doktor, Dalton Sharp, Kenneth Palmer, David Neff and Brandon Wilson. The rank advancements were presented by Wayne Dedloff, cubmaster.