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Friends of Scouting breakfast scheduled

April 29, 2014
The Town Crier

The public is invited to the Whispering Pines District Greater Western Reserve Council Boy Scouts of America ninth annual Friends of Scouting breakfast fundraiser to be held June 3 at Camp Stambaugh, 3712 Leffingwell Road, Canfield.

This year's theme is a memorial tribute to Robert Zedaker, George Grim and John Wolboldt and will celebrate their local impact in scouting and recognize their dedicated combined service of more than 150 years to scouting and contributions to their communities.

Serving as Master of Ceremonies is Stacia Erdos. Guest speakers will include Eagle Scout Alec Ball who recently achieved his Eagle Scout Award from Boy Scout Troop 44 in Poland. He is the son of Kevin and Shari Ball. Also speaking will be Jason Wolf, the Scout Executive of the Greater Western Reserve Council, who will give the State of Scouting Report.

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The 2014 fundraising steering committee for the Whispering Pines District of the Greater Western Reserve Council Boy Scouts of America is working on the upcoming Friends of Scouting breakfast to be held June 3. Members pictured front row from left are: Michael Kupec,  Gwen Smith-Darnel, Holly Baker, John Schlobohm, Michele Johnson and Jonathan Weymer. Back row from left are: Joe Buchanan, Jason Hays, Rory Phelan, David Deible, Preston Cockrell, Benjamin Kyle and Paul Johnson. Missing from photo are John Barkett, Kurt Hildebrand, Bill Moss, Sharlene Phelan, Joe Verostko and John Yerian.

This year's celebration will also showcase the 95th anniversary of Stambaugh Scout Reservation, which houses Camp Stambaugh and Camp Akela and the Scouting Museum of the Greater Western Reserve Council. People-movers will transport attendees through camp to the camp dining hall.

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.

The public is invited to attend this fundraiser, which strengthens the Scouting program for youth and families. Breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m and reservations are required by calling Preston Cockrell at 330-898-8474 or emailing

Anyone interested in making an investment in scouting, but cannot attend the event, donations can be made online at, or by sending a check to Boy Scouts of America, Whispering Pines District, 4930 Enterprise Blvd. N.W., Warren, Oh, 44481.

Holly Baker is chairperson for this year's event. Steering committee members include John Barkett; Joe Buchanan; Preston Cockrell, Whispering Pines district executive; Gwen Smith-Darnell; David Deibel; Michele and Paul Johnson; Jason Hays; Kurt Hilderbrand; Michael Kupec; Benjamin Kyle; Bill Moss; Sharlene and Rory Phelan; John Schlobohm, assistant scout executive of the Greater Western Reserve Council; Joe Verostko; Jonathan Weymer; and John Yerian.



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