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Local Cub Scouts visit Times' office to earn badges

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Brayden LeLoup, Hamzah Samiullah, Lucas Starkey and Wade Fort all visited The Brazil Times recently to earn a Tiger Cub Badge. The four scouts are pictured with Lani Starkey, Cameron Modesitt and Anna Matlock. Jason Moon Photo. [Order this photo]
A handful of local Cub Scouts recently earned their Tiger Cub badges after a visit to The Brazil Times.

Scouts Brayden LeLoup, Hamzah Samiullah, Lucas Starkey and Wade Fort all earned the badges after completing their four achievements.

The last of the achievements on their list was the third portion of "How I Tell It," which details communication.

The boys are part of local Cub Scout Pack 101, based in Brazil. The group meets every Monday at First Christian Church. The Cub Scout leader is Heather Mullenix.

This particular group of scouts is called The Tiger Cubs.

To earn the badge, the scouts had to complete portions of four achievements, according to Danyel Moon, who helps with the pack, along with Amber Modesitt.

Moon said the four achievements include:

* Making Your Family Special,

* Where I Live,

* Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe, and

* How I Tell It.

Under each achievement, the scouts must complete three tasks.

Under "Making Your Family Special," they had to perform chores with an adult partner, a den activity such as making a family scrapbook and a go see it portion.

For this achievement, the pack visited a local farm.

Under "Where I Live," the scouts had to look at maps of the community, learn the Pledge of Allegiance and the go see it, which they visited a local fire department.

Under "Keeping Myself Health and Safe," the scouts practiced a fire drill or an emergency plan at home, learned the food guide pyramid, and attended an Indiana State University men's basketball game.

Under "How I Tell It," the scouts had to have a conversation at the dinner table, played the phone game to tell it like it isn't and visited The Times' office.

Moon said the achievements adhere to the 12 Cub Scout Core Values.

"It's forming a child's character," she said.