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Boy Scout Special Edition BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Boy Scout Special Edition BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1955 District Again Shows Scout Leadership Leads Eastern Arkansas Council In Many Fields Once again, North Mississippi County's Boy Scout District found itself leading the way in many aspects of Eastern Arkansas Council Scouting during 1954, DEN NINE, PACK FOUR — (Front row) Tommy James, Eddie Green, Jimmy Douglas: (second row) Tommy Lindquist, Jerry Grim, Sparky Williams. Mrs. Claude Williams and Mrs. becca James are den mothers. In fact, along with South Mississippi County District, it once more showed itself to have the top Scouting program in the big Eastern Arkansas Council IS-county area. 13 Percent During the year, the district reached 13 percent of all boys eligible for the Scout program. Only district close to this was South Mississippi County which' reached 10 percent of its eligible boys. In the North District, three percent more boys were reached during 1954 than in the previous year. During '54, nearly 500 boys were registered in the Scouting prop-am in the district. This represented a boy gain of 82 as the district continued to make significant gains in reaching more boys each year. Number of troops lor Boy Scouts remained the same while number of Cub Packs was increased by one, keeping pace with the increase in senior units. The District far outstripped other districts in merit badges earned during the year. It was just shy of the 280-mark From 12 to 187. This compares with other districts which ranged from a Low of 12 to a high of 187(South Missco, gain). The District also led in number of Star Scouts (that's two steps away from Eagle) with 21 of the 82 Star Scouts in the entire Council. Its three Life Scouts i second highest rank in Scouting) gave it third place in that rank. However, it did equally well in Cubbing where 184 boys registered, a gain of 70 from the previous year and second only to the big Craighead and Poinsett county district. The district gained 372 boys during the year while 290 dropped out for various reasons. Chairman, Officers For the second consecutive year this year, the district is under the chairmanship of Jim Gardner of DEN FOm Childress. Billy shal Cordon; PACK "IS — (Front row) Arrington Ronnie Grimes. back row) Bill Roush, Mac Jerry Mar- Bes- b Edwa Mike Thompson, Gaylan McGregor. Mrs. .rd McGregor is den mother. Blytheville. Jim Cleveland, former district chairman, has become the first man of this district to hold a place on the Council where he is now advancement, chairman. Other district committee officers follow: Billy Fox, vice chairman; D. E. Wimberly, commissioner; Kelley Welch, organization and extension; Kenneth Richardson, advancement; J W. Steinsiek, camping and act- ivites; C. W. Tipton, finance; Freddie Joe Roberts, leadership training; Dr. T. N. Hodman, health and safety. Here are" members at large of the districi committee: Louis Cherry, Harry Haines, Bill Wyatt, Rev Harold White, Rev. E. H. Hall, Floyd A. White, J. M. Cleveland, Ed Rice, Lloyd Ward. Troop 36 Youngest in Blytheville Boy Scout Troop 36. sponsored by First Methodist Church, was first chartered in January of 1950 which makes it the youngest Scout troop in the city.. Since its .first meeting when onLj 'four boys were on hand, the troop 1 has grown to more than 30 active Boy Scouts, including several whc hold the rank of First Class and others who soon will be advancing to Star and Life, advancing to Star and Life. I It is made up of four patrols which are led by Sam Tune, Joe 1 Burns, Edwin Cure and John La I ?an. ! " The troop meets each Mondaj night in Firsi Methodist Church iU 7 p. m. H. A- Hamr-s is Scountmaster . Dick White is troop committee chairman. -*-»,. LEACHVILLE DEN TWO — (Front row) Randy Wallace, Larry Johnson, Dennis Hooker, Denny Hudson. Ronnie Johnson: (second row) Mrs. H. G Johnson, den mother, Ronnie Glass, Mrs. A, L. Wallace, den mother. 1)KX EIGHT, PACK FOUR — (Front row) /Smotherman, Tommy Hrabovsky, Jim Carter, Leighton George; den chief, Mrs (second row) Ronnie Hardesty. Ruben Chandler, erman, den m Preston Campbell, Carl Lay; (back row) John Donald Burne Rene George others. tt. David and Mrs, Warren ll DEN THKEE, PACK FOVR — (Front row) Ritchey, Joe David Tyrone, Jon Bruton, BUI Buchanan, Bobby mie Edwards Grigsby; (second row) Jimmie Edwards. Dick tamwruer, Dick Wyatt. Mrs. Jims den mother. FU- TKOOr 223 — (Front row) Qnrnld Rhodes, .Junior Dnvls* iiucky ttobcson, Larry Jackson, Jesse Smilh; (back row* Jimmy Hnnnon, James Dnnlcls, Clnrcncc Wright, David Dnnlcls, Scoutmaster Floyd While. BuiFflCTTl":" TROOP 10 — 'Front row> Darroll Brothers, La- ZZi^jtt-J.P *rfjw w'j . - i ' < >t''.*w*v.> t." 'f ••-*••<-•• '— • —— ~ - BUHltFTTF Titoiir w - <r ran, ,uw, uimi-,, „,>„„„.„ ,,.,- livnn, Wayne Nash, Steve Tallcy, Phillip Talley; (third row) ThO- mar Ellis, Vcrlyi, Jones, Arvls Brother.-,. Charles, singleton, L.u-ry • mas McFatc, Jerry Tallcy, Pat Sullivan, Gary Uovlll, Oar/ Jump- Dritkillj (second row) James Drlsfclll, Olcnn Eubanks, Bill Sul- or, Hays Sullivan.