The 22nd World Scouting Jamboree is being held from July 27 to Aug. 8 in Rinkaby, Sweden. The World Jamboree is held in a different country every four years. Karen Lewis, a Lawrence resident and a Eudora Troop 64 committee member, was selected to represent the United States as a staff member this year. Lewis left July 21 and is scheduled to return Aug. 12.
Boy Scout Troop 55, chartered to Westside Presbyterian Church, held its spring Court of Honor on May 14. Scouts earning rank advancements:
Scout — Hunter Barnes, Andrew Burger, Remington Eakin, David Gates, Emaad Gerami, Quentin Harrington, Paul Kuglin, Billey Lenz, Tobin Meyer, Keenan Miller, Blake Nations, Daniel Page, Matthew Pitts, Ramatin Reihani and Jonathan Smith.
Tenderfoot — Gus Hachmeister, Hayden Ponzer, Drake Riner, Patrick Turner and Joshua Waisner.
Second Class — Stephan Osterhaus and Luke Winchester.
First Class — Brandon Bunting, Carter Claxton, Sadra Gerami, Lane Nations and Ted Savich.
Star — Carter Claxton, Michael Gates, Sadra Gerami, Braden Johanning, John Kihm, Alex Waite and Seth Winchester.
Life — Austin Coughlin, Adam Hayes and Lucas Mackey.
Eagle Scout — Jacob Pfeifer and Jeremy Woodhead.
Bronze Palm — Jacob Pfeifer.
Merit badges awarded:
Bird Study — Brandon Bunting.
Carpentry — Clayton Pfeifer.
Citizenship in the Nation — Austin Coughlin, Michael Gates, Michael Heschmeyer, Braden Johanning, Lucas Mackey, Nick Pippert, Ivan Santos, Alex Tharp, Alex Waite and Seth Winchester.
Communications — Michael Gates, Braden Johanning, John Kihm and Stephan Osterhaus.
Family Life — Connor Remboldt and Isaac Remboldt.
Horsemanship — Brandon Bunting, Cody Koch, Lucas Mackey, Jacob Pfeifer, Nick Pippert, Ted Savich and Luke Winchester.
Music — Brandon Bunting, Andrew Burger, Austin Coughlin, David Gates, Michael Gates, Paul Kuglin, Tobin Meyer, Clayton Pfeifer, Ivan Santos, Ted Savich, Alex Tharp and Joshua Waisner.
Pathfinding — Clayton Pfeifer.
Personal Fitness — Ben Maloun and Alex Tharp.
Personal Management — Stephen Fulton, Tyler Hansen and Clayton Pfeifer.
The Troop also received the Jerry Campbell Camping Award through Tamegomit Lodge of the Order of the Arrow and Heart of America Council. The award is named after a great uncle of Scouts Joe and Josh Waisner of Troop 55. It is earned by having an active Order of Arrow troop representative, Clayton Pfeifer, who must write an essay and attend chapter meetings. The troop must also earn the Twelve Month Camping Award. Earning the award was very special for the troop because of the family relationship.