Archive for Saturday, November 28, 2009

Scouting news

November 28, 2009

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Eudora Boy Scout Troop 64 camped out Nov. 20 and then visited the Fort Scott National Historical Site on Nov. 21.

National Park Service Manager Barry Geertsen and Ranger Enoch Doubledee gave the Troop an in-depth tour and showed a film about the history of the Fort.

Scouts and adults participating in the events, including the campout and touring the Fort and the historic downtown buildings, were Nathan Bradley, Devon Middleton, Matt Jones, Conner Bradley, Nathan Gentleman, and Patrick Bradley, with adults Glenn Jackson, Damon Bradley and Duane Gentleman. Adult Scouters John Scott and Jim Morrison joined the Troop on Saturday and toured the Fort.

Troop 64, sponsored by the Eudora Lions Club, meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nottingham Community Learning Center. Visitors are welcome.

The Friends of Hidden Valley, Inc., has elected new board officers for 2009-2010. Officers are Cindy Riling, chairwoman; Jill Giele, vice chairwoman; Jill Baringer, treasurer; and Leesa Terry, secretary.

Sandy Beverly, Mary Burchill, Sarah Corliss and Margaret Verhage have recently joined the board. Other board members are Betty Miller (ex-officio, representing Presbyterian Manor residents), Durand Reiber, Margaret Townsend, Marcia West and Flora Wyatt.

The Douglas County 4-H Horse Project met Nov. 17 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Members shared dinner and received annual awards for their hard work, participation in certain activities and providing community service throughout the year. A horse trivia game was played, and the meeting was adjourned.

The Lone Star 4-H Club met Nov. 9 at the Lone Star Church. Three new members, Amanda and Nathan Burgoon and Reed Plinsky, were sworn in. Each member’s achievements were recognized at the meeting. Next month, the Lone Star Club will adopt a family and have a Christmas Party on Dec. 14.

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