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Archive for Saturday, June 7, 2008

Scouting news

June 7, 2008

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Joseph Walker, 15, has earned the Eagle Scout Award. His Eagle Court of Honor will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Eudora United Methodist Church. Joseph is a member of Boy Scout Troop 64. His scoutmaster is Glenn Jackson. His Eagle project was restoring the Delaware Cemetery in Leavenworth County. Under Joseph's leadership, the scouts landscaped and painted, removed branches and leaves, and repaired the gates.

Other scouting activities include Camp Naish, Northern Tier Canoe Base, Camp Bartle, Brownsea National Youth Leadership Training, Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, and Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 64; other activities include Scholars Bowl.

He is the son of Paul Walker, Eudora, and Amanda Holeman, King City, Mo.

¢The Friends of Hidden Valley's Annual Hidden Valley Camp Trail Maintenance Workday will be from 9 a.m. until noon today. The rain date will be 9 a.m. until noon on June 14. Participants will be cutting, hauling, burning brush and mulching trails. Refreshments will be provided. Please bring a cup or bottle for water and gloves. Tools will be provided. If you bring a chain saw, you will be allowed to take wood home. For more information, contact Robin Robertson at 841-0524 or at rrobertson@ci.lawerance.ku.us or www.friendshv.org.

¢Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered to Lawrence First United Methodist Church, volunteered on May 3 for the Auto Swap Meet at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The scouts and adults directed parking for the event. Scouts attending were Drew Sheppard, Dakota Zinn, Eli Schneck, Thomas Peterson, Matt Rood and Cory Church. Adults attending were Shirley Sheppard, Dick Sheppard, Rod Zinn, Marlon Schneck, Kent Peterson, Glen Sharp, Dan Rood and Deb Rawlings.

¢Boy Scout Troop 60, chartered to Lawrence First Baptist Church, camped May 2-3 at Camp Bromelsick. The scouts continued work and completed requirements for the Nature Merit Badge. Scouts attending were Steven Ozaki, Blake Haley, Tyler Kendrick, and Jacob Keary. Leaders attending were David Ozaki, Joania Haley and Harry Smith.

¢Webelos Graduation Weekend was May 9-10 at Camp Bromelsick. Cub Scouts crossed over into Webelos. The scouts also participated in activities to earn pins for Showman, Fire building, Canoeing, Whittling Chip, Rocketry, Archery and First Aid. Saturday night included the crossover ceremony, archery awards and a special retiring of an American Flag.

Eight packs participated in the weekend. Among them were 3055, 3057, 3017 and 3059. Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered to First United Methodist Church, led the weekend's activities.

¢Boy Scout Troop 60, chartered to Lawrence First Baptist Church, hiked six miles along the Historic Trail on March 7-9 at Fort Leavenworth. They also lowered the flag in front of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Center. The scouts earned various patches and beads, including one for subzero degree camping. This was the first campout for the new scouts. Scouts participating were Will Dalager, Blake Haley, Jacob Holiday, Jake Keary, Tyler Kendrick, Steven Ozaki, James Griffin, and Cody Knapik. Leaders participating were Dave Ozaki, Jason and Charla Welch, Harry Smith, and Dean Turner.

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