Monday, December 28, 2015

Til We Meet Again, Brother Shirl Brown

To his last breath on Monday, December 21, 2015, Shirl Alexander Brown considered himself a member of the Bloomington 7th Ward despite boundary changes announced during November’s stake conference.

Just 4 days past his 94th birthday, Shirl slipped quietly into eternity and into the waiting arms of his high school sweetheart Maxine Stewart, who became his wife in June 1942 and was by his side for more than 71 years.  Shirl was born in Lehi, Utah but at age 5, his family relocated to Seattle, Washington where he graduated from Lincoln High School and eventually earned his DDS at the University of Washington.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, after which he returned to his wife and dental practice in Seattle.  He retired to St. George with Maxine in 1983 where together they worked in the temple and for more than 25 years served as name extraction / indexing volunteers, while both of them enjoyed the chance to play after a lifetime of work.  In both Seattle and St. George, he loved horseback riding, snow skiing, golfing, bowling and raising roses.

Shirl was very gregarious, really enjoyed people and had many good friends. Throughout his entire lifetime, he was an active member of the Church serving in many capacities including bishopric counselor, stake high counselor and temple worker.  He leaves behind four daughters and a son, 23 grandchildren and 42 “greats” all who love and miss Grandpa and Grandma.

Those of us in the B7 Ward agree … he will be loved and missed.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Around the Neighborhood

Christmas Around the Neighborhood was another memorable holiday gathering when friends, neighbors – members and non-members alike – stopped by the homes of Dick and Ruth Graf, Rhett and Suzie Long and Boyd and Cheryl Kanenwisher (with help from Lori Bair) to enjoy beautiful holiday decorations and delectable – and plentiful – goodies.  It was another good opportunity to celebrate the holiday season and for ward members to get better acquainted in a non-structured social setting.  Thanks to those who opened up their homes … and to those who came out to support this wonderful annual event.

Friday, December 11, 2015

"A Dixie Christmas" Was Absolute Perfection

B7’s Relief Society Christmas party on Thursday, December 11 was a classic example of perfection!  In keeping with the theme of “A Dixie Christmas,” every table was uniquely decorated with amazing centerpieces and china by Shar Simkins, Linda Lowe, Lauretta Swansborough, Vicki Dove, Betty Owen, Trudy Oviatt, Rachel Gray, Anita Knowlton, Jill Jones, Sophia Ford and Margaret Hooks.  The homey decorations around the room were created by Joy Alldredge. The sisters feasted on a delicious dinner of delectable ham, a scrumptious potato casserole, and a refreshing tasty green salad created by our own Sister Rachel Gray, an accomplished caterer.  Her hard-working kitchen help included Carol Case, Barbara Lewis, Brandi Martinez, Patty Hymas, Iliana Carter, Pam Bingham, Roena Soliai, Shirley Golding and Darlene Rice.

Also, there were special treats for the dinner table including Dixie salad (or “saw-lod” as the French say it), homemade pies contributed by Relief Society sisters … and the yummiest of fresh, homemade rolls created by Brother Gary Anderson. 

The program, arranged by Jill Jones was a delightful sharing of pioneer stories relating to Christmas in Dixie, as written by local historian and author Lyman Hafen in his booklet, “A Dixie Christmas.”  Linda Sappington spoke of the first Dixie Christmas.  Trudy Oviatt shared the details of how oranges became a traditional stocking stuffer for pioneer children in St. George.  Dori Wilkerson read “No, Snow” a poem by Teri Draper.  Diane Biasi shared the origins of Dixie Salad and Debb Johnson told of how “Far, Far Away on Judea’s Plain” came to be one of only two Christmas carols originating in the United States.  During the program we also enjoyed beautiful vocal solos by Brother Boyd Kanenwisher with musical accompaniment by Kathryn Barclay.  Special thanks, too, to Emma Schaub who designed the invitations and posters with help from Shar Simkins and Brittney Munk.

No doubt about it ... the Relief Society knows how to organize a great program and this was the loveliest of gatherings!

Farewell, Brother Dick Ball

Richard (“Dick”) James Ball passed away quietly at his Salt Lake City home on December 8, 2015 at the age of 84.  Born in Idaho Falls, ID three days after Christmas in 1930, Richard was a special gift to his parents Leonard Garfield and Sybil Frongner Ball, as the youngest of their 14 children. Richard grew up in Ammon but went to high school in Idaho Falls where he excelled as a basketball player and where he met Bonnie Rae Matthews, who he called the love of his life.  When he reached the appropriate age, he was called to serve a mission in Germany, while Bonnie waited at home. On May 7, 1954 the two were married in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple, spending 60 years of their eternity together until she passed in March of 2014.

Richard and Bonnie lived in Provo while Richard earned his degree from BYU and Bonnie taught Home Education at Provo High School. After graduation, Dick and Bonnie moved with their children, Deborah and Bradford, to Tustin, CA near Richard's parents who had moved to Long Beach. Richard worked in banking for most of his career in Southern California and in Utah.

The family moved to St. George in 1972 and settled in Bloomington so Richard could pursue his passion for golf and where in those early years, he could walk out of his backyard and start a round. Richard’s love of golf is only surpassed by his love of family including daughter Deborah Roberts of Salt Lake City and son Bradford (Tracy) Ball of Gilbert, AZ.  He also leaves behind five beloved grandchildren and five precious great-grandchildren; two sisters and a sister-in-law.
His quiet, unassuming personality and friendly smile will be missed by those neighbors, friends and ward family members who knew and loved him.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

B7 Ward Family Christmas Party a Time to "Believe"

B7’s Ward Family Christmas Party on Saturday, December 5 was a fun opportunity for new and longtime ward members to get better acquainted while celebrating the holiday season together.  The kitchen had a hard time keeping up with the large number of hungry mouths to feed, but the Bishop had the solution … eat dessert first!  The program introduced members of the lively Owen Family – Brad, Betty, Barbie and Ben – new to the ward since the boundaries were realigned in November - who sang and danced their family into our hearts!  With a theme of “Believe” from the popular holiday movie Polar Express, each child was given a gold ticket from “the conductor” when they first arrived – and held it in an iron grip throughout the night knowing it was the key to being able to tell Santa Claus their secret wishes for Christmas.

Thanks to all who came out to ride the Polar Express; to “Just A Little Bite” for catering the dinner for nearly 250 ward members, neighbors, friends and family; the Owen family for providing our entertainment; to our flash mob (aka the ward choir) who came prepared to open the program with a rousing (and surprising) rendition of “Jingle Bells” and to an amazing decorating committee headed by Donna Ortiz, with talented help from Suzie Long, Ilaina Carter, Roena Soliai and Russ and Joy Alldredge; to Scott and Sophia Ford for creating posters and invitations; to Young Men and Young Women who navigated tight quarters to serve the dinner; to the Primary for providing treat bags for Santa Claus to distributed to the children … and of course, to the “Jolly Old Elf” for his “ho, ho, ho!”  

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Farewell, Sister Olene Walker

Olene Walker, wife, mother, grandmother, friend to kings, presidents, rulers, magistrates, the downtrodden and children, and a longtime member of the B7 Ward passed quietly into eternity on Saturday, November 28, 2015 in Salt Lake City with her family by her side.  

Known to most of us as “the oldest Primary president in the church,” Sister Walker also made history when she was sworn in as the 15th – and first woman - Governor of the state of Utah in 2003 just shortly before her 73rd birthday.  After her time in the state house, she and Myron served in New York City as Public Affairs Missionaries, unofficially assigned to the United Nations “where we built relationships and strengthened the image of the church among world leaders.  If issues came up – such as visas being denied, concerns relating to the sale of property for construction of church buildings, or allowing missionaries into countries, we knew people we could call and talk to about the problem.”  Although their specific assignment was diplomacy, when it became known she was a former Utah governor, she was often invited to speak in various venues.

In Sister Walker’s political background she was eight years in the state legislature, including a term as Majority Whip; and, ten years as Lieutenant Governor.  During her career, she founded and directed the Salt Lake Education Foundation.  She also served as Director of the Utah Division of Community Development; chaired the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, the Utah State Housing Coordinating Committee, the Governor’s Commission on Child Care; chaired the National Conference of Lieutenant Governors; and served as president of the National Association of Secretaries of State – the first Lieutenant Governor ever to serve as president of that organization. Her leadership as chair of the Utah Healthcare Reform Task Force led to the establishment of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for affordable health care for children.  She also chaired the Workforce Task Force resulting in the development of the Department of Workforce Services and was known throughout the state as a strong advocate for literacy and education.

She earned her bachelors degree from Brigham Young University, a masters degree from Stanford University and at the age of fifty-one, Olene completed her Ph.D. at the University of Utah, while also serving as a state legislator. Two of her children, a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law graduated the same day.

Olene Smith, the 2nd of five Smith children, was born in November 1930 in Ogden.  She married Myron Walker and together they have seven children and twenty-five grandchildren.

Among her Bloomington neighbors, Linda Sappington recalls running into her shopping one evening at a local grocery store.  “Olene, where is your security detail,” her neighbor asked.  “Why do I need security?  I’m always safe in St. George,” she responded with her characteristic good-natured smile.  “Besides, no one recognizes me here.”

Linda Lowe shared, “Olene was much loved and respected. I first met her when she was Lt. Governor.  She often filled in for Governor Leavitt at our Shakespeare events.  She was such a strong voice for arts, education and especially for programs that increased the well-being of women and children. She was a great lady in my book!”

Late in life, Olene Walker was called by Bishop John Goldhardt to serve as the B7 Ward's Primary president, despite her own concerns about her age and her inability to sing. States Shar Simkins who served as one of her counselors, "She was an amazing woman! She loved serving the children and had genuine affection for every one of them; and, she always made those of us who worked in the Primary feel special, too.  She would feed us something incredible on her fine china and silver at our Primary meetings reminding us things are to be used ... not put on display in a china cabinet.   When the children would get irreverent she would point at her watch and challenge them, ‘let's see if we can beat the world record for children being quiet and still.’  To my surprise it always worked and the children would immediately quiet down.  She was very classy, very intelligent, very giving, and I am a better person to have known her!!”

Whether we knew her as a neighbor or a dignitary in the State of Utah and the world, no one can deny she was indeed a classy lady who made the world a better place.  Governor Walker or Sister Walker, you will be missed!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Farewell, Sister Flora Steed

Our gentle, kind-hearted, petite and stylish Flora Mae Maughan Steed, age 89, left this world behind on November 16, 2015, in St. George. She was born in Richfield to Angus Marion and Susie Maughan.  Flora attended school in Richfield, UT through her junior year but graduated from Millard High School in Fillmore.

She earned a degree in Education and Home Economics from the University of Utah, then at age 21, she married her devoted eternal companion Robert Hansen Steed in the Salt Lake Temple.

She had the opportunity to live in several states because of her husband’s profession. Throughout her lifetime, she and Bob also enjoyed traveling and experiencing several international cultures.

In addition to time spent with her family, including three children, 12 grandchildren and 20 “greats,” Sister Flora enjoyed reading, cooking and entertaining.

Although in the last years of her life, she did not know the members of the Bloomington 7th Ward nor did her health allow her to participate beyond attendance at Sacrament meeting, she always smiled as people stopped to greet her and there is no doubt she “left this earth with her testimony burning brightly.”

Sister Flora Steed will be missed by those of us who knew and loved her.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Brother Bob and their family at this difficult time.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Young Women Show They Are Anchored in Christ

Calling the Young Women’s Program “inspired” President Jill Fraser introduced the theme for the YW in Excellence Program on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 noting, “by coming to Church each week, attending Young Women’s, doing what we have been asked to do, the Lord sees we are ‘anchored in Christ’ and, as such, knows He can count on us!”

As each girl attached a link to the anchor she shared a quote from a Church leader relating to being Anchored in Christ, then introduced herself and her interests and hobbies on display.  B7 Young Women are involved in and excited about poetry, music, reading, painting and drawing, volleyball, softball, dance, cello, quilting, musical theater, marathoning, puzzles, sewing, pottery making basketball, drill team and the scriptures.

Bishop Mike Bair expressed his love for the girls and spoke of the four pillars to show “you are anchored to Christ” which he said are “prayer, scripture study, worship – especially at weekly Sacrament meeting – and service to one another.  Also, remember to be a good example of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those around you and remember to do these little things which will bring you big rewards.”

The Young Women and their leaders, accompanied by Debb Johnston on the guitar, closed this beautiful meeting with “Someone He Can Count On.”

B7 Ward's young women are Martha Bown, Sally Fraser, Jillian Thomas, Sage Wilkes, Melissa Larson, Tecia Clem, Iris Zeidner, Caroline Smith, Cara Bair, Tavia Clem, Monica Melendez, Alicia Melendez, Erica Evans, Grace Bown, Aspen Bair, Brianna Rucci, Hadley Forsyth and Tiana Schall.  Thanks also to those called to assist the young women obtain their goals including President Jill Fraser, 1st Counselor Lori Bair, 2nd Counselor Vanda Lawson, Secretary Nancy Anderson, Laurel Advisor Debb Johnston, Mia Maid Advisor Trudy Oviatt and Beehive Advisor Joy Alldredge. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Welcome, Clem Family

Talking about her family’s move to the B7 Ward, after 13 years in Mesquite, NV, brings tears to Peggy Clem’s eyes, not so much because of the life she left behind but more because of the reason for the move.  

Since June 8, 2011, her husband Dennis Clem has been in and out of hospitals, including Dixie Regional Medical Center following a near-fatal automobile accident involving a semi-truck.
The drive from Mesquite to St. George is only 70-miles round-trip, but eventually the family made the decision to move across the Utah/Nevada border to be closer to the hospital and to Peggy’s mother.  In St. George, the family’s quest for permanent housing, she states, involved moving “from ward, to ward, to ward” looking for a house they could afford and which could accommodate not only Dennis but their four teenagers, including 17-year-old Tyler, 15-year-old Tavia, 13-year-old Tecia (who her mom describes as a “supersized 5-year-old” because of her disabilities), and 11-year-old Traci, on whose 8th birthday, the accident - which would change the family’s lives forever - occurred. 
In early 2015, the Clem’s found, purchased and modified their home in the B7 Ward, which Peggy describes as having “good bones and a good structure” and where Dennis and the kids can be comfortable and happy. 

Peggy, a lifelong member of the Church, a graduate of Dixie High School, and a stay-at-home mom, has served mostly in Primary.  Dennis, a graduate of Virgin Valley High School, last worked for Auto Zone in Mesquite.  Both say, the accident – as traumatic as it was – has helped them better appreciate the importance of family, with whom they enjoy reading, listening to mystery books, watching football and movies, doing crafts and “lots and lots of cooking together.”

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween 2015

On a warm Halloween Eve from 4 – 6 p.m., B7 Ward’s parking lot filled with ghosts, ghouls, princesses, a variety of superheros, cowboys, cowgirls, clowns, corpses, soldiers, vampires, witches, zombies, angels and demons, ballerinas, a cockroach, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, imps and ogres, spooks and other strange and hair-raising make-believe monsters and goblins … as well as one giant red M&M.

Trunk or Treat in the B7 Ward is always eagerly-anticipated Halloween fun and this year was no exception.  Thanks to the Primary for organizing the event, to ward members who provided the goodies, and to the Young Women who put out a call for ward members to bring their favorite pot of soup for the popular Chili Cookoff.  And, the winners are:

·                Witches Spellbinding Brew (Most Creative) – Steve Gwilliam
·                Mummy’s Choice (Most Kid Friendly) – Chardell and Cole Wilkes
·                Howling Hot (Spiciest) – Wendy Johnston
·                Ghostly Goulash (Best Non-red) – Suzie Long
·                Halloween’s Finest (Best Overall) – Scott Ford 
·                …. and lucky ward members standing near the table when Gary Anderson showed up with two loaves of warm, homemade bread straight from the oven.

As always, Halloween in the B7 Ward was a hauntingly, good time!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Caroline Smith Receives Young Womanhood Award

Caroline Smith, 15-year-old daughter of Eric and Karyn Smith and a sophomore student at Dixie High School, received her Young Womanhood Award in Sacrament meeting on October 25, 2015.  

By faithfully completing all the necessary requirements, Caroline is honoring her commitment to live the commandments, has strengthened her faith in Jesus Christ and her testimony of His gospel and is now prepared to make sacred temple covenants.

With another year or two before she exits the Young Women's program, Caroline is already working on an Honor Bee charm, which historically has been given to young women willing to do more than was required in their continuing progress.  She also plans to work for a second Young Womanhood Award while she is serving a mission in the future.

Caroline is another beautiful example of the young women of the Bloomington 7th Ward.  Congratulations on your achievement.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bloomington Stake Picnic

The annual Bloomington Stake Picnic was held on a beautiful (and very warm) Tuesday, September 29th afternoon with a large crowd coming out for good food, social interaction with friends and neighbors, jump houses and fun entertainment.  Thanks to all who organized this fun event and to all who contributed to its success in anyway.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Court-of-Honor Recognizes Matthew Clarke

Matthew with Mom Denise and Dad Lee
Matthew Clarke, 16-year-old son of Lee and Denise Clarke and a member of Troop 817, received the Eagle Scout award from his grandfather at a Court-In-His-Honor held on Friday, September 25.  The event was held at Gunlock, where his Eagle project was prettying up the location surrounding the Gunlock State Park sign.  Matthew picked up where his older brother Adam left off after completing his Eagle project by adding large rocks, rope and poles and gravel to beautify the entry to the park.

The importance of the Eagle Scout award is more than just having a pin a scouter can wear on his lapel or an accomplishment he can add to his resume.  Studies have shown the impact of completing the requirements for an Eagle Scout award include the following:

·               Eagle Scouts exhibit an increased tendency to participate in a variety of health and recreational activities.
·               Eagle Scouts show a greater connectedness to siblings, neighbors, religious community, friends, co-workers, formal and informal groups, and a spiritual presence in nature.
·               Duty to God, service to others, service to the community, and leadership are traits especially strong in Eagle Scouts.
·               Eagle Scouts are more likely to engage in behaviors designed to enhance and protect the environment.
·               Eagle Scouts are more likely to be committed to setting and achieving personal, professional, spiritual, and financial goals.
·               Eagle Scouts show a higher propensity toward planning and preparedness than do other scouts and non-Scouts.
·               Eagle Scouts are more likely than other Scouts and non-Scouts to recognize they have built character traits related to work ethics, morality, tolerance, and respect for diversity.

Congratulations on your accomplishment, Matthew.  It is another step toward your successful future.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Welcome Home, Elder Woodland

Wesley Woodland, second of Shauna Gardner's four sons and one of Steve and Sylvia Peterson's several grandchildren, has now taken off his black name tag and will resume his life after two years as a full-time missionary in the Idaho Twin Falls Mission.

His call, received not long after graduation from Dixie High School, took him to a field of labor only 8 hours from his Bloomington family home.  "Idaho is a beautiful place filled with people who needed me.  There were many who had been prepared to hear the gospel message and many who are now preparing to serve a mission.  I loved being a missionary.  It was a wonderful experience!" states the former Elder Woodland, a young man his mission president calls "a faithful, dedicated missionary who made an impact on many lives."

His plans for the future - although he says without hesitation, "I would go back and serve another mission if they asked me today" - include enrolling at Dixie State University and returning to his job at the Pizza Factory.

Welcome home, Elder Woodland. You have proven yourself to be a faithful servant of our Heavenly Father and we - as a ward - are moved by your strong testimony and your devotion to family, the Church and your Savior.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Farewell, Brother Bruce Hill

Bruce Hill, beloved and hardworking husband, dad, grandfather, outdoorsman and church leader, passed from this life at age 76 on September 8, 2015.  A lifetime resident of Utah, he was born to Wendell Bown and Lola May Olsen Hill on May 30, 1939 in Fayette.  As a young man, he met and married Deanne Christenson of Gunnison in February, 1956.  Their marriage was later solemnized in December 1962 in the Manti Temple.

Bruce was an avid sportsman who was happiest camping and hunting with his family in the great outdoors, and often reflected on time spent in 12-Mile Canyon where he would go to escape the summer heat.  He particularly enjoyed the time of the year when the leaves changed as the hot summer days transitioned into cooler fall weather. Some of his fondest memories are of the stillness of starlit nights around the campfire and falling asleep to the soothing sounds of a nearby brook.

Brother Hill, a longtime member of the B7 Ward, leaves behind a legacy of working hard and working often; and, he could always be depended on to just show up and "be" whatever was needed.  He enjoyed working side-by-side with family and friends, whether as a member of an LDS bishopric or at the church or family farm.

When his daughter and sons competed at many levels in athletics, Bruce was the quiet voice of encouragement who cheered them on. He was compassionate and non-judgmental with a kind word or deed for anyone in need.

Bruce loved being a home teacher, always providing words of encouragement or lending a helping hand. Some of his final words were a message to his children and grandchildren: "Please tell them I love them."

He leaves behind a beautiful family including his eternal companion Deanne and their children: Jeff (Shawn) Hill of Atlanta, GA; Greg (Jolie) Hill of Saratoga Springs; Mechelle Hill, a member of the B7 Ward; Ronnie (Tiffany) Hill of Logan; Richard W. Hill, a resident of San Francisco, CA; Bryant Kendall Hill of San Diego, CA; 19 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Bruce’s only surviving brother, Robert Wendell Hill lives in Seattle; WA.

Brother Bruce Hill will be missed by all who knew and loved him.  Condolences to the entire Hill family.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Four Named Eagle Scouts

Four outstanding young members of B7 Ward’s Scout Troop 817 were recognized as Eagle Scouts at a Court-of-Honor held Sunday, August 9, 2015.  Cache Bertschi, Luke Wilkes, Stephen Larson, and Bryce Nelson have now joined more than 2 million young men who, since 1912, have completed the requirements to obtain the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting. 

Luke Wilkes, is the 15-year-old second son of Rob and Chardell Wilkes. His Eagle Scout project was planting trees along Pioneer Road to replace the ones lost to frost in the winter of 2013. He goes to Desert Hills High School but is very involved in and dedicated to Dixie High School's Air Force JROTC program.

For his Eagle project, Bryce Nelson, 15-year-old son of former B7 Ward member Emma Warner Abegg, grandson of Claude and Katherine Warner, great-grandson of Lloyd and Luana Warner and a student at Desert Hills High School, offered free identification kits for children and held an open house where he took pictures and collected fingerprints and DNA then put them together for parents. 

Cache Bertschi, is the 15-year-old second son of James and Anne Bertschi and a student at Dixie Middle School.  His Eagle project involved planting trees along the frontage road between Man-O-War Drive and the I-15 freeway.

Stephen Larson, oldest son of Aaron and Rebecca Larson and a 14-year-old student at Dixie Middle School, completed the requirements for his Eagle project by also planting trees, left dead and brown by a winter freeze two years ago, to restore the beauty of nature along Pioneer Road.

As new Eagle Scouts they promise, from this day forward, to “do their best each day to make their training an example, their rank and their influence count strongly for better Scouting and better citizenship in their troop, in their community and in their contact with other people.”

Scoutmaster Matthew Chappell told the young men, “Soon after I became your scoutmaster we were out on a weeklong Scout camp.   From my days of dairy farming, I usually wake up at 4 a.m.  Now the cows are gone so I use this time to study, plan, soul search and pray.  On one of the early mornings sitting in my tent I was taking some pity on myself, deciding it was a burden to be scoutmaster again.  Suddenly the following thoughts come to my mind: first, I became very conscious of my imperfections and the many ways I needed to improve myself. Then the following words came to me very crystal clear: "This group of boys is very important to me and I am letting you have the privilege of guiding them for a short while.  See that you do YOUR BEST."

The message was sobering and caused me to commit to having a program, which would let them have fun, grow, serve and achieve the rank of Eagle Scout if they would do their part.

Just as being a Scoutmaster is a privilege with responsibilities, so is the rank of Eagle a privilege with responsibilities.  Upon taking the oath of an Eagle Scout these young men have pledged to make their lives soar beyond the normal. My challenge to the Eagles and Scouts I may have helped is “ON YOUR HONOR, DO YOUR BEST.”

Thanks, young men.  It was a privilege being your Scoutmaster.

Congratulations to these fine scouts – and their parents – for this important accomplishment.