Archive for Thursday, March 9, 2006

Scouting news

March 9, 2006

Girl Scout news

Junior Girl Scout Troop 665 attended Midnight at the Mall Feb. 11 and 12 where they got to spend the night at a Topeka mall. While there, the girls earned their Zink the Zebra patch, worked on self-esteem and team work, shopped and met others from around the council area.

Those attending were Annie Beck, Emma Beck, Rebekah Case, Lorena Coleman, Emily Durkin, Sarah Kruger, Sadie May, Haleigh Pippert, Valerie Pringle, Elizabeth Sanders and Britani Shrum. Adults attending were Misty Shrum, Mary May and Barbara Kruger.

Troop members attended "In the Sportlight" Feb. 25 at Kansas University. The girls participated in workshops on positive body image and team spirit and then watched the KU women's basketball game against Missouri University.

Those attending were Rebekah Case, Lorena Coleman, Emily Durkin, Sarah Kruger, Sadie May, Haleigh Pippert, Elizabeth Sanders, Britani Shrum and Cadette Troop 575 member Emma Kruger. Adults attending were Misty Shrum and Barbara Kruger.

Members also participated in two cookie booths in Lawrence -- one on Feb. 26 and one on March 4.

Hartley to earn Eagle

Joshua Corey Hartley, 18, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts -- the Eagle Scout Award.

He will receive his award during a Court of Honor at 2 p.m. March 19 at Eudora United Methodist Church, 703 Church St.

Hartley is a member of Troop 64, sponsored by the Eudora Lions Club. He is one of approximately four percent of all Boy Scouts who achieve the Eagle rank. He has earned 21 merit badges and successfully completed a community-related service project.

Hartley chose to paint the new concession stand at the south park in Eudora. He worked through the recreation department in order to get permission and supplies.

He has served in various troop offices including patrol leader, assistant patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader and junior assistant Scoutmaster. He is also a brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow Tamegonit Lodge 1474. The Order of the Arrow is a national honor camping society of the Boy Scouts of America.

Hartley has also attended Camp Jayhawk, Camp Naish and many Heart of America Area Camparees.

He is a 2005 graduate of Eudora High School and is currently attending Johnson County Community College. He is the son of Scott and Lisa Stoltenow, Eudora, and the grandson of Raymond and Mary Hartley, Paradise, Texas, and Jim and Genevieve Guy, Eudora.

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