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Each and every day – duty to God – duty to country – service to others.


In recent times, the Boy Scouts of America has been criticized as being out of step with contemporary society. Yet when America comes under attack, our society instantly turns to the very values that the Boy Scouts of America have taught, and defended, for nearly 100 years. When America truly unites, the Boy Scouts of America truly represents what is good and decent and great about the United States of America; duty, faith, patriotism, and selfless service to others.

As volunteers in the Boy Scouts of America, you need to be so very proud of the impact you make on the lives of young people. For on September 11, 2001, Boy Scouts didn't need to find God because God was already a part of their life; they didn't need to seek out an American flag because it was already on their Scout shirt; they didn't need to volunteer to offer service to others because service was already their way of life. They were already living the code of conduct that America turned to on that fateful, awful day;

"On my honor I will do my best,

to do my duty to God and my country,

to help other people at all times,

to keep myself physically strong,

mentally awake, and morally straight."

Thank you and God bless each of you for all you do for young people. God bless the Boy Scouts of America and God bless this great country of ours. Dr. Tom Jansen, Council Commissioner said, "NO MAN STANDS SO TALL AS WHEN HE STOOPS TO HELP A YOUTH."



Clear out your garages, closets, barns, sheds, attics, and make room for the new stuff Santa will be bringing. Donate your old antiques, collectibles, and unsold garage sale items to Boy Scout Troop 44. Troop 44, located at the corner of Ardmore Avenue and Lower Huntington Road is sponsored by Portage Creek Camp Association, 2700 Lower Huntington Road (same address as THE WAYNEDALE NEWS). Call and someone will pick up your 'junque' and/or treasures. The troop is also accepting monetary donations.

Troop 44 will hold their "FIRST ANNUAL MOST AWSOME HUMONGUS WAYNEDALE-WIDE GARAGE SALE OF THE CENTURY" as soon as they have collected enough donated items. Help make their effort a success. Call Scoutmaster John Mortimer at 672-9769 – Assistant Scoutmaster Jack Shepard at 436-2422 – Assistant Scoutmaster Jay Hughes at 744-0807 – Chartered Organization Representative Ray McCune at 747-4535 or Troop Committee Chairman Walt Pressler at 436-9462 for "FREE" pickup.

Someone has already donated a 4-wheel tandem boat trailer for the troop to sell along with two boxes of collectible items. Thank you.

The Waynedale News Staff
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