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Boy Scout Troop Leaders earn Make A Difference award

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cheryl and Jeff Myers pose with the WTHI Make A Difference award they were presented Tuesday. Jason Moon Photo. [Order this photo]
Cheryl and Jeff Myers were practically left speechless.

The Boy Scout troop leaders thought Tuesday was going to be a normal meeting.

But they were in for a surprise.

Representatives from WTHI News 10 were on hand at the Boy Scout Troop 95 meeting, which takes place at the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department, to present the couple with its Make A Difference award for the month of October.

"This is really great," Jeff said. "This is really super and very unexpected. We didn't have a clue."

They were nominated by friend Teea Lunsford.

"They're fantastic people," Lunsford said.

Lunsford said the Myers have been troop leaders for the local group for approximately 14 years. In that time, they have helped transform 21 Boy Scouts into Eagle Scouts through community projects.

Lunsford also made a congratulatory cake for the couple.

The Myers received a plaque Tuesday by WTHI News 10 personality Jane Santucci.

The TV 10 news crew used a little trickery in order to present the award.

As they entered the firehouse, the crew asked if they could speak to the Myers, giving the impression they were working on a news story.

Former scouts were also on hand to celebrate with Jeff and Cheryl.

Jeff said receiving the plaque was nice, but working with the boy scouts is what he wants to do.

"This is really all about the boys," he said.

The Make A Difference awards are presented monthly to those who contribute to their communities.

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Congratulations to Jeff and Cheryl. You have to put a lot of yourself in the Scouting Program to be a Scout Leader. When you are paid to do something, that is one thing, when you volunteer you pay to do it. I'm glad they were recognized for "Making a Difference"!

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Tue, Oct 12, 2010, at 11:01 PM

Not only have they worked with Boy Scouts, but Cheryl was a Girl Scout leader for years as well. Kudos to them both for mentoring so many of our youth in Clay County. It is truly a calling for both of them to continue with this beyond the time that their own children were involved as scouts to invest in our community's youth.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 7:59 AM

I don't know them very well personally but I do know that every year when Jackson VFD has their fish fry Jeff, Cheryl and the Scouts and parents show up and work their tales off helping out and operating the drive through. Great job and well deserved recognition for service to our community!

-- Posted by michael.galloway1 on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 9:11 AM

Congratulations Jeff and Cheryl! Couldn't happen to a greater couple! Have a great day!!!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 12:11 PM

these people are so undeserving of this award!! What about the scouts Cheryl Myers made sure didn't make it, bet those weren't mentioned were they!!!!

-- Posted by upsetmomma on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 9:22 PM

There always has to be *one*...that just has to bring down any positive article on here isn't there???? No wonder this generation has kids that are so rude and only think of themselves.....they hear so many adults that only want to cut others down at any cost. Shame on you who try to take away from all the hard work the Myers' have done so that you can post unsupported, vindictive comments....please take it elsewhere!

-- Posted by MoralsOrMoney? on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 10:28 PM

BSA presents a great way for boys to learn many hands on and outdoor skills which also includes leadership skills that will be used throughout thier lives. National averages stand that there are only 10 percent of boys get involved in Scouting and out of that 10 percent there are only 2 of every 100 that EARN the very honored rank of Eagle Scout. This by no means says that all the rest do not count because every boy that joins this organization learns something that will help them in the future. As far as achivements of a Scout this is established by the Scout,the leaders and also the involvement and support of the parents/guardians to insure that thier goals are met. Congrats to Cheryl and Jeff and Thanks.

-- Posted by C-8-98/TP1 on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 9:53 AM

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