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Troop recognizes Scouts at Winter Court of Honor

March 17, 2017
The Town Crier

Boy Scout Troop 25, chartered to Canfield United Methodist Church, recognized Scouts and adult volunteers at its recent Winter Court of Honor Feb. 15 in Fellowship Hall at the church.

The Winter Court of Honor recognizes the Scouts who have earned rank advancements, merit badges and other awards in Scouting since the last Court of Honor.

After a dinner recognizing the 107th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America and the 91st anniversary of Troop 25, everyone was welcomed by the troop committee chairman John Kightlinger, who served as master of ceremonies, and the Court of Honor was opened by the troop's color guard.

Scouts recognized that evening and their recognitions were: Chris Altiere, Family Life, First Aid and Safety Merit Badges; Owen Bowser, Tenderfoot Award; Luke Bowser, Citizenship in the Community and Communication Merit Badges; Noah Christoff, Scout Award; Prab Dhaliwal, First Class Award; Owen DiRenzo, Scout Award; Joshua Farley, Star Award and Ad Altare Dei Religious Award; Andrew Hamilton, Scout Award; John Heino, F Citizenship in the Nation and Finger Printing Merit Badges; Cade Henry, Scout Award; Hunter Hykes, one Bronze and one Silver Eagle Palm; Trevor Hykes, Personal Management Merit Badge; Jacob Kuszaj, Star Award; Evan Madison, Scout Award; Mosier, Eagle Scout Award; and Albert Pacella, Scout Award.

John Heino, the Order of the Arrow troop representative for the troop, gave an update on the Wapashuwi Lodge - Order of the Arrow upcoming final activities of the lodge before merging into Marnoc Lodge at the end of May.

One highlight of the evening was the awarding of two special Troop 25 awards. The Troop 25 2016 Herman West Most Active Scout Award had a tie, and the award was presented to Luke Bowser and John Heino. The Troop 25 2016 Jimmy Jones Outstanding Scout Award was presented to Jacob Kuszaj.

Troop 25's upcoming calendar includes Advancement Camp this month, participation in the Mill Creek MetroParks Earth Day cleanup and a camping weekend for BTM Clays in April, canoeing and the Canfield Memorial Day Parade in May, Mammoth Caves trip in June, the Canfield Fourth of July parade and summer camp in July at Seven Ranges Scout Reservation in Kensington, canoeing the Allegheny River in August and Put-In-Bay in September.

Troop 25 meets 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the basement of Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., Canfield.

For more information about the troop and its activities, contact Scoutmaster Kevin Prus Sr. at 330-533-5616. Summer times and locations may change, so contact the Scoutmaster ahead of time.



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