WHAT'S HAPPENING IN FENNVILLE SCOUTING
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Flag Retirement Ceremony Video


The boys turn out for "The Sturgeon Watch" 4/24/2010

Fennville scouts raise the flag at Memorial Park on Memorial Day

Troop 2 scouts and leaders plant flowers in the circle in front of Fennville Elementary.
One of many community service projects they perform.
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Troop 2 turns out to "adopt a highway"
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Troop 2 Event Pictures
taken by Sam


VIDEO CLIPS

Flag Retirement Ceremony
Tenderfoot advancements
Eagle Scout Advancement

 

Boy Scout troop 2 in Fennville recently honored Travis Barnes where he was officially sworn in as an Eagle Scout. This ceremony, called a Court of Honor, formally recognizes those scouts who have earned advancement in rank, a merit badge or some other achievement in their scouting careers. Only rarely does the Court of Honor get to recognize a scout who has earned the highest rank scouting has to offer, that of Eagle Scout. Fewer than 5% of all scouts complete the rigorous requirements necessary before they can wear the eagle badge of rank.

The Eagle award is performance based and includes citizenship training, character development and personal fitness along with the skills required to earn a minimum of 21 merit badges.  Travis has been working toward this goal since he became a Tiger Scout in Kindergarten. He graduated from High School in March, a trimester ahead of his classmates.

Travis plans to attend college and eventually work for the government as an archivist. An archivist collects, maintains and makes available to researchers information of enduring value.  “If it weren’t for archivists no one would know where they came from” says Travis.

Eagle scouts have distinguished themselves in business, public service and life in general. Former Eagle Scouts include Neil Armstrong, Bill Gates Sr. and Gerald R. Ford.

 

Earning an Eagle Merit Badge the Artistic Way
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Kyle Nelson earns Venturing Silver Award
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Travis Barnes advances to Eagle Scout
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Webelos build a bridge that will transition them from Cub Scouts to full fledged Boy Scouts.

The pictures below show the scout troop using their scouting skills to build a bridge. Scouts will cross this bridge at a formal ceremony and symbolically make the all important transition from Cub Scout to full fledged Boy Scout. Scouts about to cross over this bridge are called Webelos. This term is an acronym derived from the phrase "We'll BE LOyal Scouts."

The Cub Scouts pictured below have earned the Arrow of Light Award marking the completion of all requirements for their scout badge. The passage from a Cub Scout pack to a Boy Scout troop opens up a vast new range of learning and growing opportunities for boys.

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AND HERE ARE THE SCOUTS WHO CROSSED OVER THE FINISHED BRIDGE

These boys worked diligently as cub scouts earning all their requirements for advancements.  The greatest of all the Arrow of Light badge.  In addition, all cub scouts have the opportunity to earn academic and sport belt loops.  In total, there are 17 academic and 23 sport belt loops a cub scout can earn.  The boys of Den 5 from Pack 3045 earned everyone of their academic belt loops and 17 of the 23 sport belt loops.  They were very eager to do whatever it was I asked of them, especially if it meant earning a belt loop.  I am very proud of them all.  I believe each one has the ability to go on and become an Eagle Scout through their continuing adventure as a Boy Scout now that they have crossed over.", said Mrs. Kim Overhiser, Webelo Den Leader.     

Back row:  James Wingard, Middle Row:  Jacob Morse, Clifford Morse, Adam Overhiser, Alex Overhiser,
Front row:  Hunter Shaw and Kyle Franks.



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                    Scouts, parents and friends of Troop 2 man shovels to level the ice rink
under construction next to City Hall
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