Archive for Thursday, February 28, 2008

Scouting news

February 28, 2008

Alvie Jameson Lavery of Troop 64 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 3 p.m. March 9 at the United Methodist Church, 2084 N 1300 Road.

Lavery is a member of Troop 64 sponsored by the Eudora Lions Club. A.J. is one of four percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle Scout rank. He has earned 24 merit badges and successfully completed a community related service project.

His Eagle project was to repair and replace much of the north fence at Hesper Friend's Church Cemetery located just south of Eudora. He worked with the cemetery board to get permission and to get funds to purchase supplies.

He has served in various troop offices; patrol leader, assistant patrol leader, senior patrol leader, junior assistant Scout Master and is continuing his service to Troop 64 as an assistant Scout Master. He is a brotherhood member of the order of the Arrow Tamegonit Lodge No. 1474. The order of the arrow is a national honor camping society of the Boy Scouts of America. He has attended Camp Naish and many Heart of America Area Camparees. He participated in the Northern Tier canoeing high adventure and has hiked the Osage Trail at Camp Bartle.

He is a 2007 graduate of Eudora High School. Alvie 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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