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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Boy Scouts

Moak jumps feet first into Eagle Scout service project

George Moak, a 16-year-old Oxford High School student, hopes to rise to the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scout organization’s most prestigious honor.

But first, he must complete a service project that has led him to dive feet first into a charity whose mission is to collect shoes for Guatemalan school children. (August 1, 2014, Page 1)

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    Project allows scout to make Eagle

    Boy Scout Sam Morgan of Troop 45 in Oxford put together 500 comfort kits for the American Red Cross in hopes of earning his Eagle Scout after being in the scouts for just three years. (June 21, 2013, Page 3A)

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      Local youth one of five Americans at scout jamboree

      Oxford resident and Eagle Scout Drew Mulkey recently returned to Oxford after a 12-day trip to Bogota, Colombia to attend the Inter-America Scout Jamboree. He was one of five North Americans to attend the event. (February 6, 2013, Page 5)

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        Inmon back with more stories in ‘Camp Re-Form’

        Local author Gerald Inmon is back with more stories in his second book, “Camp Re-Form.” Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Inmon’s book and some of the author’s thoughts about his characters and his writing. (April 27, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Watching local government at work

          A group of local Boy Scouts from Troop 144 attended part of Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting at City Hall as part of the requirements for one of their merit badges. Editor Don Whitten wonders what their reports about their visit to watch their local leaders work will include. (October 19, 2011, Page 4)

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            Fundraising 101: Have an irresistible product

            There’s no doubt about one thing the Girl Scouts have learned to do better than their Boy Scout counterparts – pick items to sell for fundraising projects. News Editor Jon Scott has seen both sides, from his days selling flares as a Boy Scout to his current father role in selling Girl Scout cookies, and said there’s no doubt which one does the best. (February 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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              The legend of Toby Tubby lives on

              Oxford EAGLE writer recounts the legend and possible treasure of Chickasaw Chief Toby Tubby. (July 30, 2010, Page 3B)

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                Girl Scouts provides more than delicious cookies

                News Editor Jonathan Scott recalls his days as a Boy Scout and all that it did for him, and then relates that to the same types of things that girls get from Girl Scouts. A recent trip as a chaperone for some local Girl Scouts gave him even more appreciation for what belong to the organization means to those involved. (July 22, 2010, Page 4A)

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                  Three earn Eagle Scout ranking since January

                  Earning the highest rank in Boy Scouts is no easy task. Nationally, statistics list that only 2 percent in earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Oxford’s Boy Scout Troup 45 is making mincemeat of that statistic by honoring three boys who earned their Eagle Scout ranking since January. Those scouts are Rustin Rasberry, David Rozier III and William Alexander. (July 12, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Honor for ‘Preacher’ Lovelady very fitting

                    Family members are putting together a very fitting tribute to Morris “Preacher” Lovelady, who’s contributed so much to the Lafayette-Oxford-University community through his work on campus, with the summer baseball programs and with Boy Scouts. The “Preacher” Lovelady Silver Beaver Golf Scramble, set for July 17 at the University Golf Course, will honor Lovelady and benefit one of his favorite causes. (June 18, 2010, Page 4A)

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