Lawrence Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered by the Lawrence First United Methodist Church, held its annual troop “Day at the Lake” on Aug. 6. The full day event was at Clinton Lake where a Wildlife and Parks officer taught a morning boating safety class. The Scouts then worked on other activities for the motorboating merit badge. T hey took advantage of the locale by working on the photography merit badge. In the afternoon, the scouts enjoyed boating, tubing and swimming activities. Participating scouts were Joe Cary, Lawrence Chen, Jacob Lashley, John Milburn, Max Briggs, Robert Newman, Thomas Peterson, John Peterson, John Anderson, Andrew Bireta, John McArthur, James Messer and Mark Smith. Participating adults were Dan Cary, Kevin Lashley, John Milburn, Ivy Briggs, Jace Newman, Kent Peterson and Rich Bireta.
Hidden Valley Fall Workday invites all Scouts and friends to help with native woods restoration projects in Mary’s Meadow and Dogwood Forest from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 13. Rain date will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 20. Adults with chainsaws are needed to cut firewood and continue to clear out the dense understory including the ever-invasive nonnative honeysuckle. Other projects include planting native grasses, mulch saplings, spreading compost and wetland maintenance. Tools will be provided, but wear durable clothing, enclosed shoes and bring gloves. Park by Evelyn’s Attic. There will be hot cocoa and s’mores for everyone. Hidden Valley is at Kasold and Bob Billings. Enter the camp off Bob Billings. Volunteers may take home cut wood. For more information, call 865-4657 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boy Scout Troop 60, chartered to First Baptist Church in Lawrence, held their fall Court of Honor on Oct. 24. Ten rank advancements were earned as well as 63 merit badges.
Rank advancements included Jonathan Jackson, tenderfoot and second class; Parker Matthews, tenderfoot and second class; Evan Cornell, tenderfoot; Adam Schrader, tenderfoot; Cameron Edgecomb, second class; Liam Rausch, first class; Austin Lemmons, first class; and Chris Geiss, first class.
Merit badges earned: Michael Pate, Indian lore, environmental science and swimming; Chris Geiss, Indian lore, swimming, camping, wood carving and home repair; Austin Lemmons, Indian lore, swimming, pioneering, camping, wood carving, first aid, wilderness survival, chemistry and scouting heritage; Cameron Edgecomb, environmental science, canoeing, wood carving and scouting heritage; Isaac Slane, environmental science and home repair; Caelan Golledge, environmental science; Darren Rawlings, environmental science and citizenship of the world and communications; Liam Rausch, environmental science, forestry and wood carving; Nick Maloun, soil and water conservation, cooking and camping; Matt Domiguez, soil and water conservation; Jake Keary, soil and water conservation and oceanography; Eric Glogau, soil and water conservation and family life; Andy Domiguez, soil and water conservation and oceanography; Steven Ozaki, cooking, citizenship of the world and personal management; Elijah Ray, cooking and chemistry; Will Schrader, rowing, life saving, nature, pioneering and home repair; Joel Craven, swimming and first aid; Jonathan Jackson, swimming and first aid; Evan Cornell, swimming and first aid; Evan Eskilson, swimming and first aid; Parker Matthews, swimming, first aid and coin collecting; and Adam Schrader, swimming and first aid.
The boys earned many of these badges at Camp Cornhusker in Nebraska, where the troop attended summer camp.