Scouting news

The Lawrence Jewish Community Center conducted its annual Scout Sabbath service Feb. 9. Services were led by David Berkowitz and Mireille Green, adult scout leaders. Jack Berkowitz gave a talk concerning his Eagle Scout project, which is an oral history of the congregation, and presented it in book form to Susan Elkins, president of the Lawrence Jewish Community. Adult and youth leaders from the following Boy Scout units were present: Pack 3014, Troops 52, 53, 55, 59 and 65, and venturing crew 2691.

Also present were members of the Girl Scouts of America. About 90 percent of the congregation of more than 40 people had some connection with either the Boy or Girl Scout organizations as a youth and/or adult.

¢Boy Scout Troop 52, chartered to First United Methodist Church, celebrated Scout Sunday at the 9 a.m. service recently at the church’s west campus. Doug Rowlings gave a Scripture reading during the service. The boys also helped with greeting, ushering and collecting the offering.

¢Boy Scout Troop 53 will conduct its 88th annual Chili Feed from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church, 10th and Kentucky streets. Scouts, leaders and parents will prepare chili, beef vegetable soup and chili dogs, and parents will make homemade desserts. Chili and soup are available for take-out. The event raises money for the troop’s camping program. Tickets are available at the door or from any scouts or leaders in the troop.