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www. LovellChronicle.com February 18, 2010 ] The Lovell Chronicle [ 13 Cowley Troop 3038- back row, l-r: Lorrie Brost, Jeanne Thielmann, Dalton Banks, Scott Brinkerhoff, Michael Bernhisel, Davin Brumwell, Michael Sim- mons, Guy Jones, Kyle Peterson, Curtis Hennrich, Darren Brumwell, Jake Jones, Ethan Strom, Sam Woodis; middle: Trenton Tryon, Cannon Simmons, Jade Grant, Bill Despain, Travis Banks, Seth Fuller, Cole Simmons, Shane Wocicki, Josh McCracken, Austin Brost; front: Cub Scouts Scott Banks, Jacob Bagby, Jared Fuller, Trenton Gilmore. Lovell Troop 3071 - back row, l-r: Lynn Hitz, Travis Nichols, Brandon Dickson, Cody Savage, Isaac Schroeder, Steve Bassett, Paul Roth; front: Dodge Clark, Kaleb Hitz, Kade Englert, Johnathan Mickelson, Michael Roth. 100 years of scouting Scouting has changed to adapt to the changing times over the past 100 years, rolling out merit badges for robotics and GPS/GIS and recently releasing a new iPOD version of the Boy Scout Handbook. However, the organization's motto, slogan, oath and other core values remain un- changed. According to Mark Francis, Scout Executive of the Central Wyoming Council-BSA, those core values are more important than ever. "The Boy Scouts of America has never been more needed than it is now," he said. "The core values, in- cluding the scout oath and scout law, are still very relevant in the pro- • • • and counting rLro_." He said the BSA will continue to transition to include new approaches to help scouting reach youths in the next 100 years. The BSA recently an- nounced a new partnership with Ma- jor League Baseball to promote the organization. In recent years, they have established a strong presence on the Web and on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. '%Ve are connected to try to en- courage youth to join," he said, not- ing the importance of changing with the times. "That's what kids do; if we don't have a presence, we're going to miss out contacting them." A statewide celebration to mark the 1004 anniversary of Boy Scouts will be held March 19-20 at the Dis- trict Spring Rendezvous in Sheridan. A Centennial Rendezvous event will be held at Inde- pendence Rock on Aug. 5-7, the sev- enth event at the site since 1930. Eagle Scout A Boy Scout's highest honor The highest honor a Boy Scout can achieve is the rank of Eagle Scout. Eagle Scouts must earn the required 21 merit badges (some required, some elec- tives) and move upthe rank to becomian Eagle Scout. An EagleScout proj- ect is the final requirement, which must be completed before the scout's 18 th birth- day. "It helps boys to gain some experience while earn- ing merit badges, and may- be help them decide what they want to do with their lives," Reed Williams said. Surprisingly, none of the four leaders interviewed achieved the Eagle Scout rank, but they realized the value of the commitment and pushed their sons to achieve the rank. Williams noted that many Eagle Scouts go on to do great things, such as becoming astronauts, poli- ticians, Army generals and On being an Eagle.Scout "Being an Eagle Scout has affected every aspect of my life because it takes a lifetime to live up to what it is. The reason is what being an Eagle Scout stands for and nobody can take that away from you." --Bruce Morrison, 58, Mayor of Lovell and self-employed "The Scout Motto has given me the guide for all the decisions rve had to make in life. Scouting is about setting goals and working to achieve them. I didn't like to swim, but swimming was a requirement for Eagle Scout. At first it's not the most pleasant or easiest thing, but you figure out a way to make it work." --Carvel Despain, 66, retired Lovell schoolteacher other high-level positions. He noted Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) is an Eagle Scout. Eagle Scout rank looks good on a resume because it .... shows potential employers. that a young man made a commitment and put in a lot of time and effort. A scout must advance through the ranks of Tenderfoot, Sec- ond Class, First Class, Star and Life before reaching Eagle Scout. With a manda- tory six-month waiting pe: riod for scouts to move from Star to Life, and another six months from Life to Ea- gle, the entire process takes about two or three years. Dean Tippetts said his son, Justin, was hired sev- eral years ago as an engi- neer at Intel along with sev- eral other engineers at the same time. The 20-plus new hires were all Eagle Scouts, Tippetts said. "It gives them a head start in life," he said. The fruits of Eagle Scouts' hard work can be seen around the communi- ties of north Big Horn Coun- ty. Recent projects include the re-painted "L" on Little Sheep Mountain, volleyball courts at Constitution Park, playground equipment, ad- dresses painted on curbs in front of homes, painted fire hydrants, fence work on National Park Service land, and a re-vamped "Welcome to LoveU" sign. Boy Scout Oath On my honor, I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;  To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. Boy Scout Law A Scout is: • Trustworthy, • Loyal, • Helpful, • Friendly, • Courteous, • Kind, • Obedient, • Cheerful, • Thrifty, • Brave, • Clean, • and Reverent. .................... -BoyScout Motto ........ • Be Prepared! Boy Scout Slogan • Do a Good Turn Daily! Lovell Troop 3015 - back row, l-r: Mike Grant, Jacob Asay, Mark Grant, Bill Yowell, Skyler Yowell, Calin McArthur, Kyle McClure; front: AJ Dickson, Mysen McArthur, Dylan See, Morgan May, Chase Tippetts, Hunter Tippetts. Lovell Troop 3007 - back row, l-r: Tim Winland, Chase Rasmussen, Eston Croft, Daniel Wambeke, Kirby Winland, Dylan Ohman, Bishop Craig Walker, Steve Harper; front row: Chance Wilson, Colton Wardell, Jacob Winterholler, Richard Walker, Alvin Emmett and Erik Ferbrache (front).