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September 12, 2009

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Members of Troop 65 returned to Theodore Naish Scout Reservation to participate in the Order of the Arrow’s Fall Induction Weekend, and to hike the Rimrock Trail, Aug. 21-23.

The new Ordeal candidates were Scouts Ben Foster, Zach Garrett and Dylan Slavin, and Scouter Tom Farmer. Scouts Royce Harrison and Jack Mitchell, and Scouter Michael Slavin were Elangomats.

Colby Soden was a member of the ceremonial team and fulfilled the role of Kitchkinet, while Sam Richards was chairman of Whippoorwill Council Ring.

Scouts and Scouters who were not part of OA hiked the Rimrock Trail.

Members of Troop 53 participated in a campout at Camp Bromelsick Aug. 21-23. Scouts continued to work on various merit badges including canoeing, lifesaving, swimming, fishing and pioneering. Scouts attending were Adam Auer, David Balmilero, Brett Carey, Ivan Davidson, Andrei Elliot, Carson Gilliland, Eliot Jess, Josh Kallenbach, Ethan Kallenberger, Luke Lesslie, Gabe Magee, Matt Meseke, Matt Mitchell, Gabe Mullen, Aidan Shaplowsky, Trenton Shambaugh, Matthew Siler, Kyle Trompeter and Joey Waisner. Scouts also worked on woodcarving, leatherwork, rifle shooting and shotgun merit badges during August.

Boy Scout Troop 64, sponsored by the Eudora Lions Club, held its summer Court of Honor on Aug. 15 at Nottingham School.

Scouts earning advancement badges were: Connor and Nathan Bradley, Life Scout insignia; Patrick Bradley, Star Scout; and Eagle Scout Nathan Gentleman, Eagle Silver Palm. Troop Charter Organization Representative E. R. Slapar received a certificate of appreciation.

The Troop earned 61 merit badges since their last Court of Honor in March. Scouts were:

• Connor Bradley — family life, fingerprinting, fishing and cooking.

• Nathan Bradley — family life, fishing, cooking and fire safety.

• Patrick Bradley — space exploration, cooking, fishing, fire safety and family life.

• Andrew Briery — citizenship in the nation, farm mechanics, mammal studies, cooking, fishing, shotgun, weather and pioneering.

• Nathan Gentleman — American cultures, auto mechanics, aviation, fish and wildlife, forestry and farm mechanics.

• Andrew Rome — archery, basketry, cooking, fishing, golf, emergency preparedness, lifesaving, woodcarving, family life and citizenship in the nation.

• George Watts — family life and fishing.

• Steven Wimmer — first aid, fishing and family life.

Scouts receiving their merit badges at the next troop meeting include:

• Simon Elwell — family life, citizenship in the world, law, reptile and amphibian study, cooking, fishing and soil and water conservation; Elwell will also receive the Scuba training award.

• Matt Jones — engineering.

• Devon Middleton — chemistry and nuclear science.

• Jonathan Morrison — farm mechanics.

• Evhan Sours — cooking, fishing and family life.

• Alex Whitten — family life, cooking and fishing.

• Colin Forsberg — engineering and space exploration.

The Troop meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Nottingham School. Interested young men are welcome to visit.

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