The Pelathe District of the Boy Scouts presented the Award of Merit to district commissioner John Harmon and Cub Scout leader Jean Pfiefer during its annual recognition dinner Feb. 2 at First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive. The award is the highest recognition given at the district level to volunteer leaders for exceptional service in Scouting. Pfiefer was selected for her service as a Cub Scout leader with Pack 3057 at St. John’s Church and for her work with district activities, including Cub Scout Day Camp. Harmon has served as a Cub Scout leader and assistant scoutmaster with Troop 53. Keith Wood, of Lawrence, submitted the photo.