Scouting awards presented at annual dinner Feb. 5
by Jeff Richards
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Local Scout leaders, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and their families celebrated 99 years of Scouting at the Grand District’s annual recognition dinner in Moab on Feb. 5.

According to Mike Plowman, finance chairman of the Utah National Parks Council, the council currently has 60,000 boys and 35,000 registered leaders in 5,671 units. The UNPC covers the southern part of the state, from Utah County southward.

During last week’s meeting, the four local young men who received their Eagle Scout awards in 2008 – Drew Cozzens, Leonard Francis, Macrae Olsen, and Nathan Johnson – were recognized.

Several local troops and Cub Scout packs also received “Quality Unit” awards.

A number of adult recognition awards were also given. Nancy Johnson and Sherrie Day received the Second Miler award in recognition of their ongoing dedicated service to Scouting.

Two local Scouters also received the District Award of Merit, the highest adult award that can be given at the district level. Receiving that award were Archie Walker and Brian Pierce.

Moab’s Scout troops are already gearing up for their next two major events: the Scouting for Food drive on March 21, and the annual Boy Scout Barbecue at the Spanish Trail Arena on Friday, April 10, the final weekend of the Easter Jeep Safari.

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