Scouting in the News!

Kids Who Care: Churubusco girl becomes first female Eagle for Anthony Wayne Area Council BSA
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Scouts BSA Anthony Wayne Area Council is honoring their first female Eagle Scout. The Boy Scouts of America was established in 1910, but only in 2019 were older girls admitted into the flagship scouting program.

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Area girl named Eagle Scout
Churubusco senior 1st from region to do so
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In order to become an Eagle Scout, Churubusco High School senior Megan Harris, 17, had to complete a community project. She came up with plans to restore the flag retirement box outside American Legion Post 253 in North Webster and build a retirement box where the flags would be stored until a Flag Day ceremony.

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Scout Unveils Patriotic Project To North Webster American Legion
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Megan Harris introduced her patriotic Eagle Scout project Sunday, Dec. 20, at the North Webster American Legion Post. InkFreeNews photos by Phoebe Muthart.

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Brames coordinates map project
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Coy Brames, an Angola High School senior, organized a project that culminated in this large U.S. map being painted at the south entry to Pleasant Lake Elementary School.

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Want to Make a Difference?
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Steve Higgins knows that scouting can make a difference in a young person’s life.
Shortly after he became a district executive for the Boy Scouts of America, facilitating scouting activities in Adams, Wells, Jay, and Huntington counties, he encountered a boy at a Cub Scout orientation session at Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School. The boy, named Spencer, was clinging to his mother’s leg for emotional support and to hide from people he didn’t know. He never said a word.

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Scouts Troop learns about emergencies
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)