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August 14, 2010

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Four members of Troop 7675, Sandra Fangohr, Robyn Flummerfelt, Andrea Mills and Emmalee Squires, were awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award, at an April 5 ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Raytown, Mo. The Silver Award is the highest national recognition for Girl Scouts, who are 11 to 14 years old or in sixth to ninth grades. It honors the efforts of girls in skill building, leadership, career exploration and self-development. The award also requires 40 hours dedicated to a service project.

The troop chose from “Fun Fitness to Fabulous Fashion” as the theme for its service project which culminated in an overnight lock-in Jan. 22-23, for sixth-grade girls entering junior high school. Multiple activities were planned for the girls to learn about skin care, nutrition, fitness, accessorizing and fashion. Each Scout was responsible for a specific portion, including arranging for guest speakers, obtaining supplies and developing a healthy menu. All supplies and food were purchased from troop funds earned through cookie sales and other fundraising activities. The troop is led by Kyra Flummerfelt (troop leader), Bonnie Mills and Pam Fangohr.

The Boy Scouts of Troop 52, chartered to First United Methodist Church of Lawrence, attended summer camp for seven days at the Theodore Naish Scout Reservation in Bonner Springs. The Scouts worked on merit badges and rank advancements, to be awarded at the fall court of honor. Scouts attending were: John Anderson, Andrew Bireta, Joseph Cary, Alex Doktor, Eric Glogau, Ryan Glogau, Sam Goodwin, Joseph Mann, John McArthur, Jamie Messer, Robert Newman, Finn Nesbitt-Daly, John Peterson, Thomas Peterson, Liam Rausch, Sean Riling, Eli Schneck, Drew Sheppard, Mark Smith, Gavin Spence, Garrett Weeks, Nathan Weeks and Dakota Zinn. Three Scouts from Lawrence Troop 60, Camaron Edgecomb, Michael Pate and Isaac Slane, also attended. Adult leaders were Rod Zinn, Cyndy Glogau, Jarrod Mann, Jace Newman, Marlon Schneck, Kent Peterson, Rich Bireta and Dan Cary.

An All-School Recruitment for Girl Scouts is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 19 in the Lawrence High School cafeteria. The event will answer questions parents and girls may have about the program, provide activities to introduce new girls to Girl Scouts and provide assistance registering youths and adults. Leaders from all schools in Lawrence will be available to answer questions about their troops. For more information, contact Tammy Barta at 864-7581, or tbarta@sunflower.com.

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