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Eagle Scout to speak at breakfast

May 22, 2014
The Town Crier

Eagle Scout Alek Ball of Boy Scout Troop 44 in Poland will be a guest speaker at the Whispering Pines District ninth annual Friends of Scouting fundraising breakfast to be held June 3 in the dining hall at Camp Stambaugh, 3712 Leffingwell Road, Canfield.

Additional guest speaker is Wanda Clark, principal of Williamson Elementary School in Youngstown, who will discuss the Scout-reach Program at the school.

The public is invited to attend. This year's theme is a memorial tribute to Robert Zedaker, George Grim and John Wolboldt for their local impact in scouting and dedicated combined service of more than 150 years to their communities. Guests will be shuttled from the parking lot to the dining hall. This year marks the 95th anniversary of Stambaugh Scout Reservation, which includes Camp Stambaugh, Camp Akela and the Scouting Museum of the Greater Western Reserve Council. The museum will be open for tours after the breakfast.

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Eagle Scout Alek Ball of Boy Scout Troop 44 in Poland will be the guest speaker at the ninth annual Friends of Scouting Memorial Tribute Breakfast fundraiser June 3 at the Boy Scouts Camp Stambaugh, 3712 Leffingwell Road, Canfield.

Ball, 19, is the son of Kevin and Shari Ball of Poland. He earned his Eagle Scout rank in 2012 as a member of Poland's Boy Scout Troop 44. He is a 2013 graduate of Poland Seminary High School, where he earned a Honors Diploma and was a class valedictorian. Ball recently completed his freshman year at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and is a member of the Georgetown University Hoya Pep Band. He is employed by the university's financial aid office.

Zedaker was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and was the scoutmaster of Poland's Boy Scout Troop 44 for 24 years. Zedaker also was active in numerous community organizations and his church. At the time of his passing earlier this year, he was serving on the Greater Western Reserve Council Executive Board, the Whispering Pines District Committee and with his wife, Elinor, the Friends of Scouting Breakfast Committee.

Grim was an Eagle Scout and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served in numerous scouting leadership positions as well as countless community organizations in Boardman and his church. At the time of his passing in March, Grim was a member of Boardman's Boy Scout Troop 46 and was serving on the Whispering Pines District Advancement Committee and the Friends of Scouting Breakfast Committee.

Wolboldt earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1940 and was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was an assistant scoutmaster, scoutmaster and scoutmaster Emeritus of Canfield's Boy Scout Troop 25 in which he was a scout. Wolboldt served scouting in many capacities over the years and he was involved in many community organizations and with his church. Wolboldt was an active member of Ellsworth's VFW Post 9371, where he served on the funeral detail until shortly before his passing in April.

The breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m., and reservations are required by calling Preston Cockrell at 330-898-8474 or emailing by May 29. Those interested in making an investment in scouting and cannot attend the event can send a donation to Boy Scouts of America, Attn.: WP FOS Breakfast, 4930 Enterprise Blvd. N.W., Warren, OH 44481.

2014 Sponsorships are available at multiple levels and include: Eagle, $4,800 and sponsor 32 Scouts for one year of scouting; Tenderfoot, $2,400 and sponsor 16 Scouts for one year; Webelos, $1,200 and sponsor eight Scouts for one year; and Tiger Cub, $600 and sponsor four Scouts for one year.



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