Tuesday, April 24, 2012

1972 John's Eagle Award clipping and picture

A picture of John with his parents, but where's the one with his sisters?? Transcription of clipping follows.
HH, John, Jean at John's Eagle Scout Ceremony - April 1972
John's Eagle Scout Award - Clipping WNJ April 1972

Wilmington News Journal April 1972
Receives Eagle Award
Caption: CONGRATULATIONS – Scoutmaster Eugene Williams of Troop 97, of New Vienna, gives the congratulations handshake to John Uible at the Court of Honor Eagle ceremonies Sunday at New Vienna United Methodist Church.

John B. Uible, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Uible of New Vienna, received the Eagle rank, the highest Boy Scout honor, Sunday at ceremonies held at New Vienna United Methodist Church.  John is a member of Boy Scout Troop 97, sponsored by Buckeye Molding Co.

Mrs. Jack Croghan, organist, played the following selections: God Bless America, For Thy Name's Sake, This Land Is Your Land, To Our Beloved Country, Battle Hymn of the Republic, and America.

Victor Compton officially opened the Court of Honor and invocation was given by the Rev. Henry M. Lynd, pastor of the New Vienna United Methodist Church.  Scout James Curtis led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Paul D. Powell, Scoutmaster of Troop 154, Wilmington, gave the Eagle Trail in tracing John's progress through the ranks of scouting and the merit badge program in which John earned 47 merit badges.

The following scout represented the various ranks: Tenderfoot - Kenny Joy; Second Class - Jerome Walker; First Class - Donald Bickel; Star - Robert Manor; Life - James Bernard; and Eagle - Robert Smith.  Mark Young was in charge of guest registration.  The candlelighters for the occasion were cub Scouts Greg Dodd and Craig Davidson.  Ben Mathews and Douglas Young performed the duty of ushers and Kevin Croghan was the Eagle Escort.

Robert E. Hadley presented the Charge.  Eugene J. Aufderheide was in charge of the presentation of the medal and introduced Eugene Williams, Troop 97 Scoutmaster, who gave the medal to John.

A letter was read from Allen Barber, Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scout National Office congratulating John on the achievement.  W.H. Robinson, president of Buckeye Molding Co., presented John a scholarship in the National Outdoor Leadership School, whose headquarters is in Lander, Wyo.

A reception was held in the church social room, where John's sisters, Mrs. X [Catherine] of Kalamazoo, Mich., Misses Roberta, Serena and Mary Virginia assisted in the serving line.

This summer John will participate in the trip to Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimmaron, NM with Troop 97.

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