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SCOUTING SMOKE SIGNALS

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Serving as acolytes on Scout Sunday are (l-r) Karl McOmber Troop #44 and Matthew Long Troop #19.CUB SCOUT PACK 3344 VISITS THE WAYNEDALE NEWS

On Monday, February 3,The Waynedale News played host to Cub Scout Pack 3344 sponsored by Waynedale United Methodist Church, 2501 Church Street. Den 2 and Den 5 members Greg Shields, Nick Ehinger, Corey Leffers, Billy Shields, Nathan Bausser and Austin, along with leaders Lee Shields, Robert Bausser, and Renee Jansen dropped in at the office around 6:30pm. I explained how The Waynedale News was put together and delivered to 11,000 people in the Waynedale area. I answered a lot of questions about newspaper work and then I handed out candy compliments of American Legion Post 241 and the Post's Sergeant at Arms, Chester Gwozdz. I think we have the makings of some good future journalists here especially the one called Nick. He asked the right questions and seemed to be curious about what newspaper work was all about. I understand he is on his school's yearbook staff. It's a start Nick; keep at it then come and see us when you get to high school.

 

IT'S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME

So far I think I've bought 6 boxes. I like the Shortbread myself but you do have other choices. There are Thin Mints, Animal Treasures, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Caramel deLites, Reduced Fat Lemon Pastry Cremes, Upside Down Frosted Oatmeal and Peanut Butter Patties besides the Shortbreads. Of course, I've tried the others but I like the Shortbread best.

(From a January Girl Scout News Release:)

Girl Scout Cookies are as American as the stars on the American flag but even diehard Girl Scouts Cookie lovers are unaware of the real secret behind every box. It's the ability of Girl Scout Cookies to help girls build life skills and business savvy.

Like most things in the Girl Scout program, the benefit of the cookie program to girls is that it is a skill-building experience. In fact, the annual Girl Scout Cookie program activities make girls mini business owners. They are setting sales and learning goals, practicing sales skills, taking orders, handling money, tallying sales, and distributing orders. As they sell Girl Scout Cookies, girls are learning money management, decision-making, and goal setting. For some girls, it's a first-time experience with these skills.

"We are truly fostering business and entrepreneurial development in girls of all ages, and many of today's businesswomen say selling Girl Scout cookies was an important first step toward their successful careers," says Sandy Kohne, Program Marketing Manager, Girl Scouts of Limberlost Council. "Girl Scouting has always encouraged goal-setting and career exploration through numerous activities and initiatives."

From January 31 through March 23, Girl Scout Cookies are available from Girl Scouts for $3 per box. Consumers can get cookies immediately from Girl Scouts with Cookies-In-Hand, and order forms are also being used for later delivery. The money raised through the Girl Scout Cookie program is used for troop activities, community service projects, campership credits, and college scholarship funds. For more information contact Sandy Kohne at 260-422-3417 or 800-283-4812 x 3330.

 

ATTENTION ALL BOYS AGE 10 1/2 TO 17

Scoutmaster Robert Nave (747-1888) and Assistant Scoutmaster Troy Schlie (450-6844) and the boys of Boy Scout Troop 22, sponsored by the SouthWest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road, wants you to come join the fun and adventure in the Boy Scouts. We offer camping, hiking, canoeing, learn how to build a fire, how to make your own meals over the fire, how to prepare tools for an axe yard, how to let Mother Nature feed you and care for you while giving back to her. We meet at the Clubhouse every Tuesday evening at 7pm.

 

NEEDED:

Boy Scouts from Troop 22, sponsored by the SouthWest Conservation Club needs your help to leave Mother Earth cleaner than we found it. Bring your aluminum beverage cans to the SouthWest Conservation Clubhouse, 5703 Bluffton Road on the 4th Saturday of every month from 8am to 12noon.

NOTE: The following information was taken from The News Sentinel (Monday, February 10, 2003-page 10A).

 

WORLD'S OLDEST BOY SCOUT DIES

"George Freestone, 104, believed to be the world's oldest Boy Scout, died Saturday, February 8, 2003. Freestone made history in 1910 by joining one of the first two Boy Scout troops in the United States, becoming part of a Los Angeles troop at age 12. Freestone, moved to Arizona with his family in 1914 and continued to give pep talks to troops after his 104th birthday. His continued dedication to scouting made him an icon among Arizona Boy Scouts. He lived most of his life in the Phoenix suburbs of Gilbert and Tempe. He was married to his first wife, Vergil, for 62 years until her death, and then to Mary Elizabeth for 18 years until she died in April of last year."

"George, may you be with the Great Scoutmaster and may the Great Scoutmaster be with us, until we meet again - AMEN."

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