Cub Scout recognized for community service, plus other good news from this week

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The Anderson County Fiscal Court in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, recognized a local Cub Scout pack for its recent service to the community.

Cub Scout Pack 38 cleaned up an area of a local creek in front of a popular dog park, making the park more attractive and usable for local residents.

Their clean up included debris, trash and dead trees, as well as clearing a natural obstruction that was causing water to overflow the banks whenever it stormed.

The pack’s committee chair says since they finished their work, the creek has stayed clear of debris.

Learn more in this story from The Anderson News.

West Virginia Scouts BSA member becomes latest to earn every merit badge

“From a very young age, I wanted to join the military and I wanted to get into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point,” says Eagle Scout Josiah Richardson. “So, from a young age I strived to learn as much as I could and achieve as much I could to hopefully get in the academy.”

That drive to succeed helped Richardson earn the Bugling merit badge at the 2023 National Scout Jamboree, the 139th badge he’s earned.

Learn more — including which badge he feels was the most difficult to earn — in this story from The Register-Herald.

Scouts BSA troop improves animal shelter


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Aaron Derr is the senior editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines, and also a former Cubmaster and Scouts BSA volunteer.