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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...

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Dear Cousin,

Summer slid smoothly into the hills without a ripple. It began precisely on schedule, ending the torrential rains and bringing sultry days. Summer flowers are blooming in abandon, with day lilies lining the roadways and nodding their brilliant orange heads at each passerby. The nights now have a summer sound, with the lonely quirring of the tree frogs, joined by the night insects and the croaking of the frogs from the nearby marsh. The evenings are tranquil and warm, but the...

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GOING TO THE POLES

 

My friend, Bill "Three Paws" Elias, and I walked in the woods, looking for a nice, straight tree that would become the Prayer Pole at Tekakwitha Point here at Peace Tree Ridge. ‑We came across one that we both agreed was the perfect tree to be transformed into our Prayer Pole.

Bill said, "You got an axe? I'll chop it down for us, after we have prayer, thanking The Creator." ‑I replied, "Sure, Three Paws. ‑Let me go get it for you." ‑

I came back with a small tomahawk...

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THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE

 

When I was young living on Old Trail Road, my dad used to sing and play his guitar to us in the evening. One song that is in my mind today is: The Best Things in Life are Free. I am in northern Indiana at our rough and tumble lake cottage. I was sitting out on the boat watching the sky, awaiting the predicted storm. I love storms. There is no such thing as bad weather. I prefer storms to hot sunny days. They are exciting and wonderful. The changing sky is...

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TROOP 44 AT CAMP CHIEF LITTLE TURTLE SUMMER 2003 (Top Row - L to R) Assistant Scoutmaster Jay Huges, Kyle Colins, Aaron Clark, Andre Brooks, Seth Brase, Nathan Moorefield, Justin Moorefield, Brynt Clark, Nick Shultz, Scoutmaster Jack Shepard (Bottom Row - L to R) Cliffton Burden, Ben Koontz, Joseph Shepard, Matthew Shultz, Trevor Collins, Rick Machnowski, Nathan Shadle, Kyle Brooks

SUMMER CAMP

Reservations are being taken for Cub Scout Resident Camp. The theme for Cub Resident Camp is Knights of the Roundtable. The Cub Day Camp theme is Wild West and will feature BB guns, archery, crafts, and FUN. Miami Cub Day Camp will take place at the Southwest Conservation Club, July 23-25, 8:30am to 4:30pm, and will cost $30, which includes a patch and shirt; bring a sack lunch. Applications have been sent to all Cub Scouts and leaders. We need parents to have fun...

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I hope your lessons are going well. Be sure to keep your lessons five to ten minutes when it is so hot. If you have a long hair breed such as a Golden Retriever, try to work in the morning when it is cooler.

Your dog should be getting the idea that you are in charge of walking. You should be able to walk fast, slow, or stop without having your arm pulled from its socket. If your dog seems to understand sit and heel go on. If he doesn't, keep working on those two things until he does. Remember...

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