Archive for Saturday, November 20, 2010

Scouting news

November 20, 2010


Boy Scout Troop 60 will have a pancake feed from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. today at Applebee’s, 2520 Iowa, to raise funds for a trailer and camping equipment. Cost is $5 per person.

The Boy Scouts of Troop 52, chartered to First United Methodist Church of Lawrence, were among the 150 Boy Scouts attending the Merit Badge University at the Flint Hills Technical College the weekend of Oct. 16 in Emporia.

A total of 22 merit badges were offered, ranging from dental assistant, citizenship in the nation, fingerprinting, journalism and emergency preparedness.

The Scouts earned a total of 32 merit badges. Scouts attending were: Joseph Mann, Andrew Bireta, John Anderson, Jamie Messer, Alex Doktor, Dakota Zinn, Eric Glogau, Ryan Glogau, Drew Sheppard, Eli Schneck, Lawrence Chen, Joseph Mann, John McArthur, Robert Newman, Joseph Cary, Liam Rausch and Gavin Spence. Adult leaders were: Rod Zinn, Cyndy Glogau, Jarrod Mann, Jace Newman, Marie Wilson and Rich Bireta.

Boy Scouts Troop 52, chartered to First United Methodist Church of Lawrence, went camping Nov. 6-7 at Camp Bromelsick, west of Lawrence. The Scouts spent Saturday building display easels as part of a woodworking project and hiking on the camp grounds. The evening was spent around the campfire telling jokes and improvising skits. Scouts attending were Andrew Bireta, Joseph Cary, Ryan Glogau, John McArthur, Robert Newman, John Peterson, Thomas Peterson, Gavin Spence and Lawrence Chen. Adult leaders were Cyndy Glogau, Jace Newman, Kent Peterson, Rich Bireta and Marie Wilson.

Brandon Baltzell of Troop 65, completed his trail to Eagle, the highest rank in Scouting, on Nov. 5. In Scouting, he has achieved Brotherhood in the Order of the Arrow. Baltzell also participated in high adventures at the Charles Sommers Canoe Base, Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base and was the crew leader for a crew of mostly younger Scouts at Philmont Scout Ranch.

His Eagle leadership service project was a conservation project at the Battle of Black Jack Historical site near Baldwin City. He led a group of Scouts who built steps leading from the parking area to the site where the wagon wheel ruts are visible from pioneers traveling the Santa Fe Trail. Baltzell also won first place in the Real World Design program, a national competition in which he used computer-aided design software to design an airplane wing. For his effort, he was recognized in Washington, D.C., at a special ceremony where he met President Obama.

The Baldwin High School senior was a member of the 2010 state championship cross country track team. Baltzell was also a youth leader in his church youth group and was the guest preacher during a recent service.

He is the son of Sandra Baltzell.


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