Bierle awarded Eagle Scout rank

Bierle awarded Eagle Scout rank The Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held on March 3, 2002 for Craig Bierle at the Austin Whittemore House in Vermillion. Bierle is a member of Troop 66 of the Sioux Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is the son of Jack and Lavonne Bierle.

The Eagle Scout Rank is awarded to a scout who has successfully completed the requirements which include earning a total of at least 21 merit badges, having demonstrated the scout oath (promise) and scout law in everyday life and having served in a leadership capacity in their scout troop. In addition, the scout must complete a scout project.

Bierle's Eagle Scout project involved landscaping at the Austin Whittemore House.

The Court of Honor ceremony was opened with presentation of the Colors followed by recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and the Scout Oath. Father Don Imming fave the Invocation followed by the welcome and introduction by Thomas Dendinger. Art Rusch spoke on the "Trail to Becoming an Eagle Scout" and Dave Broadwell was the guest speaker. Tony Nelson presented the Eagle Scout Award. Young Moore III read the official proclamation and the Eagle Charge.

HEAD:Friends in Deed projects completed

Lutheran Brotherhood Branch #8603 has finished two Friends in Deed Projects by making quilts, school kits, health kits, and sewing kits for Lutheran World Relief.

The Friends in Deed program provides assistance to branches conducting volunteer service projects. The importance of volunteerism is emphasized in the new Friends in Deed program. LB will reimburse a branch up to $800 per project for purchase of materials and supplies for a hands-on service project.

The following churches participated: Nathanael and Peace of Alcester; Emmanuel, Roseni, and Skrefsrud of Beresford; Brule Creek, Immanuel, and St. Paul of Elk Point; and Dalesburg and Trinity of Vermillion. Some of the groups met weekly, some monthly, and some two or three times a year. Over 125 ladies have helped with these projects.

Thirteen area scouts and leaders received special recognition at the recent Southern District Awards Banquet held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Yankton.

Corey Davis, district executive for the district said, "This annual event places the spotlight on the everyday people who make the Scouting program work. Cub and Boy Scouting is an organization run by volunteers. Our program could not exist without these people.

The awards and their recipients are:

* Cub Scouter(s) of the Year � Julie Hamontree, Vermillion; Luke Skilbread, Vermillion.

* Boy Scouter of the Year � Derek Lee, Elk Point.

* Cub Scout Work Horse(s) � Dan and Linda Brown, Gay-ville; Sandy Schloss, Yankton.

* Boy Scout Work Horse � Gary Faulkner, Scotland.

* Cub Scout Spouse � Rich Leyden, Yankton.

* Boy Scout Spouse � Karen Stucky, Freeman.

* Cub Scout Family � Warren Brenner Family, Yankton.

* Boy Scout Family � Mike Pratt Family, Yankton.

* District Awards of Merit � Tony Nelson, Vermillion; Gary Gates, Yankton.

The Southern District and Sioux Council � Boy Scouts of America is supported in part by community contributions to the United Way.

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