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York-Adams Area Council Elects New Council President

Posted on 21 January 2008 by Dan

The York-Adams Area Council welcomes Sally Dixon as the new council president. Dixon has served on the council executive board since 1997 where she has been involved with the finance committee and Distinguished Citizens Dinners. Dixon is the President and CEO of Memorial Health Systems. In addition to her work and commitment to Boy Scouts, Dixon has also been involved with United Way of York County, American Red Cross, Better York, American Heart Association, White Rose Foundation, and the Cultural Alliance of York.

Dixon’s involvement with Boy Scouts stems from belief that children benefit from a strong foundation in order to grow and develop. As council president, Dixon feels one of her most important responsibilities is to support volunteers and ensure they have the resources needed to deliver quality programs to our Scouts.

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Oklahoma Scout Awarded National Certificate of Merit

Posted on 21 January 2008 by Dan

Boy Scouts of America upon recommendation of the National Court of Honor awarded the National Certificate of Merit to Ethan Daniel Voelkers of Troop 2 in Bartlesville, OK for putting into practice Scouting skills and ideals. Ethan’s actions and information prevented others from being injured.

On December 2, Ed Harvey, Council Executive of Cherokee Council (left) presented the award to Ethan (right) during Ethan’s Eagle Ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church in Bartlesville.

On April 21, 2007, on a campout weekend with Troop 2 at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge in north central Oklahoma, Ethan Voelkers made a startling discovery.

While digging for selenite crystals, Ethan dug into an unseen glass vial containing an unidentified substance. Being instantly overcome by the gas, Ethan was fortunate enough to escape using common sense, instinct and a bit of Scout training. He ran from the area to get fresh air and water. The strong wind helped clear his lungs, and he was able to tell what had happened.

Ethan and his parents contacted the Wildlife Refuge manager, and because of Ethan’s ability to describe where he had been digging, the rangers were able to find the hole he had dug and located 11 unidentified vials of an unknown substance.

The vials were chemical agent test kits used to train soldiers during World War II. Among these chemicals were mustard gas, phosgene and chloropicrin, all diluted with chloroform.

A total of 158 intact vials and at least 20 broken vials were found along with incendiary bomblets which may have been intended to destroy the vials many years ago.

The National Court of Honor conducts its deliberation not only to recognize deserving individuals but also to preserve the historical integrity of the awards.

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Baden Powell Talking to Parents

Posted on 21 January 2008 by Dan

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BP’s Speech at Arrowe Park

Posted on 19 January 2008 by Dan

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BSA Troop 227 – Commercial

Posted on 18 January 2008 by Dan

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Webelos-to-Scout Transition

Posted on 17 January 2008 by Dan

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Recap: Merit Badge University 2007

Posted on 16 January 2008 by Dan

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Recruit a Friend

Posted on 15 January 2008 by Dan

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ScoutZone Music Video

Posted on 15 January 2008 by Dan

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Woman Charged in Writing Bad Check to Cub Scouts

Posted on 14 January 2008 by Dan

According to a January 11th press release from the Pennsylvania State Police, a Mercersburg women has been charged with writing a bad check to Cub Scouts in Needmore, Pennsylvania.

Michelle Lynn Rank, 31, of Mercersburg, was charged with writing Cub Scout Pack 45 a bad check for $60. The incident occurred July 17. The charge was filed in the Fulton County District Court.

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