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January 19, 2008

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Glen Sharp and Mark Workman received the Pelathe District's Award of Merit during the Boy Scout district's annual recognition dinner for adult leaders Jan. 12.

Sharp has served as assistant scoutmaster, scoutmaster and troop committee chairman for Troop 52, adviser to Venturing Crew 2052, and as activities chairman, camping chairman and district chairman for the Pelathe District. He has led units during summer camps and on high-adventure trips. Sharp, who is outgoing district chairman, will serve as district vice chairman.

Workman has served as den leader and committee member for Pack 3059, and senior assistant scoutmaster for Troop 59, as well as a member of the district training committee. He has been a leader in high-adventure programs to Philmont Scout Ranch, Sommers Canoe Base and the Florida Sea Base.

Leaders recognized for service on the district committee and other activities include Jean Pfiefer, Keith Wood, Harry Smith, Bruce Wagner and Jacob Allen.

Tim Bugg, scout executive for the Heart of America Council, presented the state of the council for 2007. Sharp and Bruce Wagner, activities chairman, provided an overview of the district's activities for 2007. About 60 people attended the dinner at Baker University's Student Union. Tammy Barta served as emcee. The Rev. Peter Luckey, senior pastor of Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, gave the keynote speech.

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Boy Scout Troop 53 will have a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt. Tickets can be purchased at the church, or from a local Scout member of Troop 53. They also will be selling tickets Saturday at Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway, and Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd St.

The troop also has a new location for its meetings, which are at 7 p.m. Mondays at Christ Community Church, 1100 Kasold Drive. New members are welcome. For more information, call Glen Sohl, 766-7653.

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Stephen Beegle, a member of Boy Scout Troop 65 in Baldwin City, received his six-year service star during a court of honor on Nov. 18 at the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center.

Beegle also was appointed as troop quartermaster on Jan. 7, by Scoutmaster John Richards.

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