A letter to Waynedale from a Boy Scout
Are You Interested in Joining Scouting? There are many troops near Waynedale you can join. You can meet new friends and learn a lifetime of activities through merit badges. Merit badges for Boy Scouts can be earned at Summer Camp. Summer Camp is so fun, and has many activities. The Food is good and everybody is friendly. Every day we learn something different. Time seems to go by fast. There’s no time to think about music, TV, video games or computers.
Summer camp and earning merit badges are important parts of scouting. Every merit badge is a complete course to gain more skills, and a chance to try new activities and find things you really like. Many of the merit badges are designed to help increase your ability to be of service to others, to take part in outdoor adventures, and to better understand the environment.
Being a Boy Scout is the best way to protect yourself and stay away from alcohol, drugs, and harmful situations that destroy us.
I want to thank my Scoutmaster, Mr. Dukarski, and all the leaders and people who support and help my Troop 344 and all of those who have done a great job teaching us to be better people in this world. I am proud to be a Boy Scout.
1st Class Scout
Troop 344 – Waynedale United Methodist Church
If you are interested in joining Troop 344, contact Scoutmaster Andy Dukarski at (260) 478-9033. Troop 344 meets Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Waynedale United Methodist Church.
NOTE: If you would like to put your (Girl Scout, Boy Scout, or Cub Scout unit’s happenings in THE WAYNEDALE NEWS, contact Ray McCune at: 260-747-6512.
FALL CAMPOREE IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER
What? – Miami District Fall Camporee
Where? – Ouabache State Park – 4930 E. S.R. 201 – Bluffton, Indiana 46714
When? – October 2, 3, & 4
Who? – All Boys Scout Troops in Miami District and Webelos Scouts with their parents
Cost? – $5 per vehicle entrance fee + $10 per person
Theme? – Orienteering (finding your way with a compass & map)
ADVANCEMENT REPORT FOR
from Kevin Shadle
At the last Troop 344 Court of Honor, these Rank, Merit Badges, and Awards were handed out to the boys.
Patrick Drake Boisvert – Computers, Fingerprinting, Firem’n Chit
Seath Reed Cannan – Tenderfoot Rank
Rory B. Lewis – Fire Safety
Bronson D. Long – Computers, Fire Safety, Snorkeling B.S.A.
Walker J. Long – Tenderfoot Rank, Fingerprinting, Firem’n Chit
Raymond A. McCune – Environmental Science
Matthew A. Magana – Tenderfoot Rank, Fingerprinting, Firem’n Chit
Ian S. Newton – Star Rank, Indian Lore
Joseph D. Osterman – Soil and Water Conservation, Archery, Computers, Cycling,
World Conservation Award (Boy Scout)
Nathan H. Seelye – Geology
Christopher-Karl C. Shadle – Cycling
Cory A Shadle – Tenderfoot Rank, Swimming,
Fingerprinting, Firem’n Chit
Jacob S. Smith – Geology
Logan D. Sower – Fly Fishing, Computers, Nature
Alexander K. Taylor – First Class, Personal Fitness, Computers, Environmental Science
Mason C. Thomas – Second Class Rank, Environmental Science
Benjamin S. Treesh – Soil and Water Conservation, Rifle Shooting, Computers,
Geology, World Conservation Award (Boy Scout)
Seath Reed Cannan – Fingerprinting, Firem’n Chit
Alvaro Caro – Art, Computers, Environmental Science
James A. Cash – Personal Fitness, Environmental Science
William Daniel Cash – Fly Fishing, Nature, Photography, Salesmanship
Charles D. Corey II – Tenderfoot Rank, Swimming, Fingerprinting, Firem’n Chit
Tyler Davis – Graphic arts, Aviation, Computers, Forestry, Geology, Journalism,
Sean P. Driscoll – Kayaking BSA (Youth)
John A. Dukarski – Soil and Water Conservation, Reptile and Amphibian Study,
Forestry, Geology, World Conservation Award (Boy Scout)
Robert L. Dukarski – Graphic Arts, Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting, Forestry,
Indian Lore, Journalism
Michael A. Estevez – Tenderfoot Rank, Swimming, Fingerprinting, Firem’n Chit
Graham A. Horner – Graphic Arts, Shotgun Shooting, Forestry
Rory B. Lewis – Wood Carving
Andrew V. Verhey – Personal Fitness, Aviation, Computers, First Aid,
Vince Watkins – Swimming, Computers, Fingerprinting, Firem’n Chit