Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Scouts’ Achievements Recognized


Boy Scout Court of Honor: James Olsen, Sam Koval, Grant Tirrell, Dustin Provoyeur and Michael Pace with Scoutmaster Melanie Burns.

Boy Scout Court of Honor: James Olsen, Sam Koval, Grant Tirrell, Dustin Provoyeur and Michael Pace with Scoutmaster Melanie Burns.

Members of Marco Island Cub Scout Pack 234 and Boy Scout Troop 234 celebrated their achievements recently at the Blue & Gold and Court of Honor Banquet.

The scouts gathered at Wesley United Methodist Church, the charter organization for the scouts, to be recognized for their accomplishments. The scouts, who span kindergarten through seventh grade, received belt loops, pins, patches and medals for everything from pocket knife safety and cast iron cooking to engineering and community service.

Tom Pollack, Wesley United Methodist Church, Boy Scout Committee Chair Craig Tirrell, and James Olsen, who holds his award. Photos by Mary K. Mickiewicz

Tom Pollack, Wesley United Methodist Church, Boy Scout Committee Chair Craig Tirrell, and James Olsen, who holds his award. Photos by Mary K. Mickiewicz

James Olsen was awarded the Boy Scouts of America’s National Certificate of Merit for heroic deeds and life-saving actions. Last November, James was preparing to eat lunch at Marco Island Charter Middle School and was with an adult volunteer who suffered a medical emergency. Because of the training he received in scouting, James immediately recognized a need for help and instructed another student to notify school staff to call an ambulance. The adult was transported and recovered.

Wolf Awards: Luke Tirrell with Wolf Den Leader and Committee Chair Craig Tirrell.

Wolf Awards: Luke Tirrell with Wolf Den Leader and Committee Chair Craig Tirrell.

In addition to the National Certificate of Merit from the BSA, James was presented with the United Methodist Church Good Samaritan Award. Wesley United Methodist Church, the charter organization for Troop 234, presented the national award to James for his quick actions.

Webelos Awards: Nathan Olsen with Cubmaster Randall Olsen and Assistant Cubmaster and Webelos Leader Megan Olsen.

Webelos Awards: Nathan Olsen with Cubmaster Randall Olsen and Assistant Cubmaster and Webelos Leader Megan Olsen.

Tigers Awards: Edward Kelly and Anakin Morales with Tiger Den Leader Ed Kelly.

Tigers Awards: Edward Kelly and Anakin Morales with Tiger Den Leader Ed Kelly.

Lions Awards: Roselyn Burke, Alex Burke, Cooper High, and Courtney Garwood with Lions Den Leader Paul Burke.

Lions Awards: Roselyn Burke, Alex Burke, Cooper High, and Courtney Garwood with Lions Den Leader Paul Burke.

Bears Awards: Dillon Kashey, Gabriel Polanco, Peyton Reed, Paul Burke, Caleb Garwood and Cameron Covert with Bear Assistant Leader Brandi Garwood.

Bears Awards: Dillon Kashey, Gabriel Polanco, Peyton Reed, Paul Burke, Caleb Garwood and Cameron Covert with Bear Assistant Leader Brandi Garwood.

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