This year's Scouting Breakfast will shine the spotlight on the Boy Scouts of America Scouting families and will honor Eagle Scouts George, John and Jim Grim, Dr. Robert and Christopher Hunt and Dr. Timothy, John, Robert, Jason and Travis Kneen at the Whispering Pines District seventh annual Celebration of Scouting Breakfast on Tuesday, March 6 at the Holiday Inn in Boardman. Guest speakers include Eagle Scout Dr. Timothy Kneen, Eagle Scout Anthony Calautti and Jason Wolf, the new Scout executive of the Greater Western Reserve Council, Boy Scouts of America who himself is an Eagle Scout.
The Whispering Pines District of the Greater Western Reserve Boy Scout Council serves families in Mahoning County and Hubbard, with 1,215 youth involved in 42 units supported by 536 adult volunteers. In 2011, the Whispering Pines District was the only district in the council to increase in the number of units.
The Kneen family of Canfield has a long history in Scouting starting in 1936 with their father/grandfather Charles "Chuck" Kneen. Dr. Tim Kneen is an Eagle Scout of Boy Scout Troop 94 in Armonk, N.Y. having earned his award in 1965 and is currently a veterinarian at the Crago Veterinary Clinic.
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Eagle Scouts Travis, Robert, Dr. Tim, Jason and John Kneen have made Scouting a real family tradition as well as earning the Eagle Award. They will be among three local families honored at the Scouting breakfast on March 6.
John Kneen is a 1974 Eagle Scout of Boy Scout Troop 30 of Canfield currently working for the Patriot Coal Corporation as an environmentalist and permits engineer. Robert Kneen is an
Eagle Scout of Boy Scout Troop 25 of Canfield earning his award in 1975 and is currently the warehouse operations manager for TTI Floor Care N.A. in Canton.
Jason and Travis Kneen are the sons of Dr. Kneen and both having earned their Eagle Scout awards with Boy Scout Troop 25 in Canfield. Jason earned his award in 1992 and is currently employed as a principal engineer and divisional design controls process owner at Stryker Medical. Travis earned his award in 2007 and is currently employed at the Astro Space Camp in Idyllwild, Calif.
Robert Kneen remembers, "Living Scouting's timeless values that have been shared and passed down from the many many scouting friends, adult leaders and families that have taken the time to share many a moment with me."