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Scouts Troop learns about emergencies

Dr. Matt Pfleiger, of Cardinal Family Medicine, (left) demonstrates first aid for a suspected spinal injury during the September patrol meeting of Boy Scouts of America Troop 128 in Markle, along with the help of ‘injured’ Isaac Lautzenhiser, (laying down, middle) with Josh Justice (left, kneeling) and Gracie Lautze­nhiser assisting, while fellow troop members observe. Photo provided.

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Scouts attend Fall Camporee

Participating in an exercise during the annual Wabash Valley District Fall Camporee event at Salamonie Resevoir, held Oct. 2 through 4, are Boy Scout members (kneeling, left) Aadyn McClain, First Class (standing, middle) Joshua Justice, First Class, Troop 128 B Scoutmaster Jeremy Lautzenhiser and (kneeling, right) David Lautzenhiser, First Class. Photo provided.

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Kids Who Care: Boy Scout Troop 333

To reach Eagle Scout rank, the young men must complete a community project that reflects skills of leadership and servitude.

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80-year-old Indiana man receives Eagle Scout Award

An 80-year-old Indiana man received his Eagle Scout Award Sunday afternoon after several decades.

80-year-old Ed Keller joined the Troop 5 Franklin School in Fort Wayne in 1951. When he turned 18, Keller left for the Air National Guard. Keller told Fort Wayne's NBC News he always knew he wanted to get his Eagle Scout Award. Now, more than 60 years later, he finally did it.

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Sea Base: Scouts bond on Keys sailing trip

Todd Beachy, Eric Richards, and Tucker Martin are in clear view in the sailboat's cockpit. Ethan Beachy is in the white hat behind the windshield. Ethan Jansen took the photo.

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They're always there to help

Preston Steele, a 17-year-old Eagle Scout, stands by his tent Saturday at the Parlor City Market in an effort to raise funds for his final Eagle Scout project. Steele is trying to raise between $15,000 and $20,000 to have a 20-foot-by-30-foot pavilion constructed at the county law enforcement shooting range.

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Commissioners Recognize Six Eagle Scouts From Troop 726

Kosciusko County commissioners recognized six Scouts Tuesday from Troop 726, North Webster, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Four of the Scouts were able to be present at the meeting. Pictured (L to R) are, front row: Scouts Wesley Hays, Noah Beckner, Taylor Fiedeke, Frank Sexton; back row: Commissioners Bob Conley, Cary Groninger and Brad Jackson. Photo by David Slone, Times-Union.

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Boy Scouts take to the water on Michigan trip

Boy Scout Troop 130 scouts Ethan Meyer (left) and Eli Conwell paddle on Crooked Lake in Michigan’s Inland Waterway. The troop made the trip, visiting several lakes and rivers, between July 12 and July 18.

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Outbreak can't stop Scouts

Volunteer Penny Myers of Wolcottville, a registered fishing merit badge councilor, works with a Boy Scout at Camp Chief Little Turtle in Pleasant Lake while wearing face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus roundup

Boy Scouts offer camping program

The Anthony Wayne Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America on Monday introduced a program to promote camping while staying safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Now through July 24, the Anthony Wayne Area Council is offering self-led programs for individual, family, unit and patrol usage at Camp Chief Little Turtle, an outdoor center near Angola.

For $5 per carload, Scouts and their families can enjoy a variety of amenities and activities, including disc golf, a compass course, scavenger hunts and fishing. Canoeing is available for an additional canoe rental fee.

Cub Scout Advancement Kits will be available for checkout through the camp host for individual, pack or den usage. Additional day-long programs such as welding, pioneering, ecology and ATV safety are available for older Scouts.

(Journal Gazette  6/23/20)

Cleaning it up

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of Cub Scout Troop 3122 pick up trash along the southern end of County Road 200W during the spring cleanup held Saturday, June 13. It’s the fifth year for the event, which included volunteers from Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, members of the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, area neighbors and Huntington Mayor Richard Strick.

(Huntington Tab 6/18/20)

Local Scouts Honor Veterans

WARSAW – Pack 3777 Cub Scouts, Mentone; S.A.L. #49, and American Legion Auxiliary #49, both of Warsaw, placed American Flags for Memorial Day in Palestine and Wooden (Harrison Center) Cemeteries on May 18 to honor and remember our local veterans.

(inkfreenews 5/28/20)

Angola holds 2020 Memorial Day services

Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venture Crew members surrounded the Soldiers Monument in Angola for the Memorial Day Service.

(kpcNEWS.com 5/25/20)

Boy Scouts to help spread awareness of organ donation amid pandemic

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — April is National Donate Life Month and an organ recovery organization in Indiana is getting creative to spread the word about organ donation amid the COVID-pandemic.

With Bureau of Motor Vehicle branches closed in many parts of the country and state to help prevent the spread of the virus, Donate Life Indiana is teaming up with Boy Scouts of America to help spread the word, while also keeping everyone safe. The partnership has led to the creation of a new patch program in response to COVID-19.

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(Wane.com  4/16/20)

Fort Wayne Boy Scouts donate popcorn to area food banks amid COVID-19 crisis

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Boy Scouts in Fort Wayne are donating popcorn to food banks as a way to give back during the COVID-19 pandemic. Typically, the Boy Scouts sell popcorn in the fall as a way to fundraise for their activities. In the spring, the scouts often sell any leftover popcorn to get rid of that excess inventory.

But due to the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home order, the scouts can't go door-to-door to sell their product. Instead, they decided to donate their flavored popcorn boxes to local food kitchens. "This isn't a current crisis that having a group of youth out can do a whole lot," said John Gliot, Scout Executive for Anthony Wayne Area Council of Boy Scouts of America. "This is one thing we can do." Some Scouts and their leaders dropped off dozens of boxes of popcorn to the Associated Churches, who will then distribute the popcorn to food banks in the areas. Gliot said the Boy Scouts aren't holding traditional in-person meetings, but some are utilizing online video conference calls. Other troops are asking their members to pick up trash for community service, and then post the pictures to a shared Facebook page. This time of year is prime camping season, so scout leaders are trying every way they can to keep these youth groups connected.

The Anthony Wayne Area Council Boy Scouts are located in most counties in northeast Indiana.

(WPTA 21  4/8/20)

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