Archive for Thursday, April 13, 2006

Scouting news

April 13, 2006

Eudora Boy Scout Troop 64 participated April 8 in the 19th annual Eudora "Scouting for Food" food drive.

Boys helping pick up food on Saturday were Nathan Bradley, Conner Bradley, Andrew Briery, Devon Middleton, Tyler Lathrom, Dylan Lathrom, Alex Whitten, Lyle Howell and Steven Wimmer. Adults who participated in the food pickup were Jerry Criqui, Tim Middleton, James Briery, Bryan Howell, Aaron Lathrom, Paula Bradley, Ann Wimmer, Amye Scott and John Scott.


  • Troop 64 participated in delivering food bags to Eudora homes the week before the food pickup and is scheduled to go to a merit badge conference at Kansas State University in Manhattan April 21 and 22.

  • Troop 64 is chartered to the Eudora Lions Club and currently meets at 7 p.m. Mondays in the basement of the Eudora United Methodist Church, Seventh and Church streets.

Scouting is for boys ages 11 to 17.


  • Trash bags normally sold in the spring by the Troop have been received. Anyone who has not already ordered bags may do so. The cost is $9 a roll for the 39-gallon size or 15-gallon size.

For more information about Scouting or to order trash bags, call Amye Scott at 542-3510.

Scouting for Food

Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Eudora 4-H members spread across the Eudora community Saturday to collect "Scouting for Food" bags.

The youth and adult volunteers' efforts and the generosity of the Eudora people resulted in more than 3,800 cans, boxes and containers of food being received and delivered to the Eudora Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry, housed at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Eighth and Church streets. Many volunteers also helped sort and store the food at the pantry.

Anyone who would like to make a donation may take packaged foods to the food pantry at Eighth and Church streets. Monetary donations may also be made to the Eudora Ministerial Alliance.

Venturing Crew update

Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 2052 had its annual crew elections March 9. Those elected were JoAnna Male, Eudora, president; Nadia Scruggs, Baldwin, vice president of administration; Kayla Chilcoat, Eudora, vice president of program; Desiree Richmond, Lawrence, secretary; Alexis Tommer, Baldwin City, treasurer; Carol Fittell, Lawrence, Carol Fittell; Christy Howard, Lawrence, chaplain; Lissy Ridenour, Lawrence, scribe/historian; and Kathy Lewis, Lawrence, scribe/historian. Clarissa Wagner, Lawrence, will still preside over the Council Venturing Officers Association, which will have an officers' retreat April 23.

The Crew traveled to Minnesota over spring break to visit the Underground Aquarium in Minneapolis. They "Slept with the Sharks" in an overnight program where they actually stayed overnight in the tunnels of the aquarium, helped feed the sharks, turtles and fish, learned how to make ocean water, took a behind-the-scenes tour and visited the baby fish and shark areas. They then visited the Science Museum of Minneapolis, visited Lego Land and Camp Snoopy at the Mall of America. That evening they were hosted by Venturing Crew 489 from Richfield, Minn., who cooked them dinner, visited and gave them a place to stay at House of Prayer Lutheran Church.

Those attending were Ralena McCurdy, Eudora; Nadia Scruggs, Sarah Shau, Alexis Tommer, Penny Shau, Barb Pressgrove and Len Scruggs, all of Baldwin; and Desiree Richmond, Cortney Richmond, Kim Zinn, Christy Howard, Lissy Ridenour, Kathy Lewis and Cathy Howard, all of Lawrence.

Martin Pressgrove of Troop 65 and Mason McCurdy of Crew 2691 also participated.

The Crew's next outing is a horseback riding campout in Missouri. All sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade Girl Scouts are invited to join the group April 14 and 15.

Normally the crew meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

For more information, call Ralena McCurdy at 542-3050 or 865-6095.

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