SCOUTING SMOKE SIGNALS

WAYNE AREA COUNCIL NEWS

SCOUT HONORED FOR HEROISM

Robert Jenks, a Tenderfoot Scout of Troop 715 (Winona Lake) and previously a Cub Scout with Pack 2759 (Atwood) received a Heroism Award May 21, 2003 for his action in saving a life last June. Jenks used his Scout training in rescuing 7-year old Korry Housing at Hoffman Lake in Atwood, Indiana on June 8, 2002. Housing was struggling in deep water and had disappeared under water when Jenks saw only a hand above the surface. Swimming to Housing’s aid, Jenks grabbed his hand and raised Korry out of the water, towing him toward shore where several adults assisted him.

 

POST #2829 BRINGS HOME AWARDS

Indiana Tech’s Explorer Post #2829 traveled recently to Rochester, New York to participate in the Student Robotics Challenge sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and held at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Fourteen youth of high school age and four adults made the trip. The group had seven entries in a total of six different categories. They brought home two gold and two bronze awards. They won the Robot Maze Non-Tactile for the third straight year, and won the Heavyweight Sumo Contest for the first time since 2000. Rex Joyner, Explorer Adviser (Exploring is for all Boys and Girls, ages 14 to 21 years of age.)

 

UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING

Mark a circle around October 25, 2003 on your calendars for the UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING. The purpose of the UOS program is to be a supplemental training opportunity for all adult volunteer Scouters in the Anthony Wayne Area Council.

 

MIAMI DISTRICT NEWS

Miami District Chairman – Rick Longsworth – 432-5064
District Commissioner – Earl Kumfer – 745-2203
District Executive – Dave Kinnee – 432-9593
JULY CALENDAR
July 23-25 Cub Scout Day Camp
July 25 – Webelos Overnighter
July 30 – Committee Meeting

UNIT COMMISSIONERS are needed for Miami District. We appreciate the service of all volunteers.

Contact Earl Kumfer for more information or to volunteer.

 

FALL ROUNDUPS: If your Pack, Troop, or Crew is interested in bringing in new Scouts, be sure to start planning for FALL ROUNDUP. Also, Scouts should remember to invite a friend to join your Troop, Pack, or Crew and earn a Recruiter Patch. There are two patches, one collectible and another worn on your uniform. A unit’s best recruiters are Scouts who are enthusiastic about Scouting and their troop’s recent adventures. Challenge the Scouts to invite their friends to join in the fun. Remember SCOUTING is 3/4th outing and 100% fun.

 

SUMMER HOURS AT THE SCOUT SHOP

The Scout Shop will be open from 8am to 5pm (Monday thru Friday) and 9am to 1pm (Saturdays) until further notice.

 

TRAINING

New Leader Essentials, Cub Scout Leader Specific, and Boy Scout Troop Committee Training will be held on September 27, 2003 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. New Leader Essentials will be from 9am to 11am, Cub Scout Leader Specific Training will be held from 12noon to 4pm, and Boy Scout Troop Committee Training will be from 1pm to 4pm. October 11th training will include New Leader Essentials, Cub Scout Leader Specific Training, and Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Training and will be held at Waynedale United Methodist Church at the corner of Church Street and Old Trail Road.

 

FAMILY CAMP – CAMP CHIEF LITTLE TURTLE – LABOR DAY WEEKEND – BE THERE

Come for the entire weekend and enjoy the Anthony Wayne Scout Reservation, which provides Scouts and the community with 1,100 acres of lush natural wilderness. During Family Camp the Camp Staff Alumni Association will provide trained staff for waterfront, games and campfires. Activities include swimming (lifeguard on duty), boating, fishing, hiking, and games. Cost is $25 per family (on your honor) with Check-in from 5pm to 8pm on 8/29/03 and Checkout from 9am to 5pm on 8/30/03.
(Anyone wanting to join a Boy Scout Troop or participate in Scouting contact Associate Editor Ray McCune at 747-4535.)

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