Sapona District hands out Scouting awards
The Sapona District of Scouting USA recently recognized its 2020 District Leadership Award recipients during the annual program preview picnic.
Individuals recognized at the July 25 gathering are:
Cubmaster of the Year: Ryan Smith of Pack 324
Assistant Cubmaster of the Year: Holly Fisher of Pack 324
Lion Leader of the Year: Holly Cline of Pack 351
Bear Den Leader of the Year: Jack Godfrey of Pack 328
Webelos Leader of the Year: Eric Ryerson of Pack 443
Scoutmaster of the Year: Justin Fisher of Troop 379
Assistant Scoutmaster of Year: John McGrail of Troop 443
Venturing Advisor of the Yea:– Karen Hobson of Crew 448
District Scouter of the Year: Kevin Fuller of Pack 328
District Award of Merit: Jim Shepherd of Pack 306 and the J Wood District
• Marny Hendrick of Troop 443, American Legion Scouter of the Year
• Dave Roof of Pack 443, American Legion Cubmaster of the Year
• David Wilson of Troop 443, American Legion Scoutmaster of the Year
• Ryan Smith of Pack 324, Unit Leader Award of Merit
The opening flag ceremony was performed by Scouts Ivan Fisher, Tucker Fisher and Harrison Chandler of Troop 379 and Olivia Chandler of Troop 4328.
In a special ceremony, Cyprus Jones of Troop 4443, was presented with her Eagle award, the Sapona District’s first female Eagle Scout.
Sapona District has been serving youth in Rowan County for 100 years and plans to have an anniversary celebration on Feb. 5, 2022, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, in Granite Quarry.
Since 1929 more than 1,900 youth members have achieved the Eagle Scout rank in Rowan County.