More than 80 Boy Scouts, friends and relatives from Land O'Lakes Troop 3 recently enjoyed a Texas Barbecue at the troop's sponsor, First United Methodist Church, for a Court of Honor Ceremony. The ceremony recognized 25 Scouts who earned an amazing 137 awards. More than 80 merit badges were awarded, including Small Boat Sailing, Emergency Preparedness, Personal Fitness, Environment Science, Family Life, Space Exploration and more. Special awards went to boys who completed the Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE) course and also the Mile Swim at summer camp.
The 50 miler awards for canoeing more than 50 miles in five days on the Ocklawaha River and giving 10 hours of time to conservation work were presented. Twelve rank awards were presented to boys and their parents for earning the levels of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Start and Life, the last rank before the coveted Eagle Scout Award. For information go to www.big3scouting.org.
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