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Mid-Columbia Scouting honored at Council

 

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RECOGNITION: Mid-Columbia District Scout leaders with their medals. Front row (l-r) are Jeff McCaw, Russ Patton, Kari Croke and Nick Kirby. Back (l-r) are John Pereira, Rick Denis and Gary Hesselink.

Volunteers gathered in Damascus, Ore. on Feb. 25, for the Cascade Pacific Council Court of Honor, celebrating 100 years of Scouting. The Council began in 1916 as the Portland Council.

As part of the celebration, awards were bestowed on area Scouts and Scouting programs, including honors for some in the Mid-Columbia District, as follows:

• Journey to Excellence, John, Gary and Rick Denis gold medals for meeting a variety of requirements in operating the Scouting Program in such a way to promote excellence.

• Russ Patton was awarded the Silver Beaver Award.

• Kari Croke received a medal for membership with an eight percent growth in enrollment, tied for top honors in the Council.

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