Archive for Thursday, January 3, 2008

Scouting news

January 3, 2008

Boy Scouts from Troop 64, chartered to the Eudora Lions Club, conducted its annual Christmas Court of Honor and Party Dec. 17 at the Eudora Community Learning Center, 10th and Main streets.

Twenty-six members and their families enjoyed skits and songs, and the Scouts received merit badges and rank advancements that were earned since summer camp. Scoutmaster Glenn Jackson served as master of ceremonies, assisted by Senior Patrol Leader Joseph Walker.

Steven Wimmer received the Citizenship in the World, Law and Emergency Preparedness merit badges and his Tenderfoot rank. Connor Bradley received Citizenship in the World and Personal Fitness merit badges and First Class rank.

Nathan Bradley received Citizenship in the Nation and Personal Fitness merit badges and First Class rank. Colin Forsberg received the Surveying merit badge. Nathan Gentleman received Traffic Safety, Crime Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, Law and Fingerprinting merit badges. Alex Whitten received the Archery merit badge. David Lewis received Hiking, Personal Management, Rifle Shooting and Communication merit badges.

Jim Adams earned Life rank; Andrew Briery earned Second Class and First Class rank. Devon Middleton also earned First Class rank, and Simon Elwell earned the Citizenship in the Nation merit badge. These boys were not present at the meeting but their badges and ranks will be presented to them at the Jan. 7 troop meeting.

Troop 64 meets Mondays at the Eudora Community Learning Center, Tenth and Main streets.

Following the court of honor, Scouts and families enjoyed cookies, cheesecake, banana bread, and beverages.

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