Cub Scouts awarded for cleanup project, plus more great news in Scouting this week

Cub Scout Pack 60 of Kennett Township, Pennsylvania, participated in a cleanup project at Anson B. Nixon Park in Chester County, which was organized by the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance. As a result of their efforts, they were recognized in the 2024 Youth Awards Contest of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.

The pack received a $500 cash prize and a certificate during the association’s Annual Educational Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania. For the project, the Scouts focused on collecting trash and debris from the park’s stream. Their work aligns with the park’s commitment to host a diverse range of community events and helped bolster plans for additional projects.

Read more about this story from the Unionville Times website.

Two Scouts make history in Michigan

Michigan teens Phoenix Moyer and Kimani Brame, recently made history as the first Black girls in the state to achieve the Eagle rank. Their close bond and shared experiences highlighted the strength of sisterhood. Despite facing various challenges, including rigorous camping requirements, they persevered and successfully earned the title.

Their achievement is being celebrated by their community, including Congresswoman Hillary Scholten, who says she recognizes the significance of breaking barriers and paving the way for future generations of women.

Read more about this story from the News Nation Now website.

Teen closes in on Eagle rank after overcoming doctor’s prediction

Jack Selby from Elkhart, Iowa, is completing his Eagle Scout project despite being told he would never walk by doctors after being born prematurely. However, years later, Jack is not only walking, but he is now constructing a Marian Garden at St. Mary-Holy Cross Catholic Church, providing a peaceful space for prayer around a statue of the Virgin Mary.

Jack’s journey — from facing doubts about his abilities to thriving in Scouting — showcases his resilience and dedication to helping others.

Learn more about this story from the KCCI website.


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Sheniece Chappell is an associate editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines.