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Sierra Valley’s Annual Merit Badge Midway a Success!

The 2014 Sierra Valley District Merit Badge Midway was held on January 25, 2014. This popular event gave Boy Scouts the chance to earn interesting merit badges from qualified merit badge counselors. Teresa Lorentz did a great job, as always, putting together a fine collection of merit badge offerings. This all day event went from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM and had 200 Boy Scouts in attendance. Thanks to the LDS Union Building at 1233 Northgate Drive in Manteca for hosting the event. It was inspiring to see all the Boy Scouts in “Class A” uniform having a great time. Thanks again to Teresa and Bill Lorentz for chairing this excellent event.

Congratulations to Pack 14!

Modesto’s Pack 14 was honored at the Modesto City Council Meeting of January 14, 2014. The City Council recognized the Pack for its service to the community; noting the Pack, among other things, had recently collected a large quantity of the 11,867 lbs of food given to the Salvation Army during the Scouting for Food drive in November. Cub Scouts attending were in “Class A” uniform at the 5:15 PM ceremony representing Scouting at City Hall in a top notch manner. Cubmaster Bryan Sastokas received a City proclamation on behalf of the Pack. Congratulations to Pack 14 as an example of the very best of Cub Scouting!



Congratulations to the New October and November Eagles of Sierra Valley District

Matthew A Cadrett of Modesto Troop 194

Devin Oliver Carpenter of Modesto Troop 194

Caelan Michael Parker of Manteca Crew 439

Cameron Thomas Parker of Manteca Troop 439

Rhet Steven Herrin of Ripon Team 440

Cody David Dunford of Mountain House Crew 502

Derek Alexander Paris of Tracy Troop 525

Sammuel Ammon Savage of Sonora Crew 562

Daniel Michael Hetzler of Modesto Crew 40

Tyler Anthony Silva of Manteca Troop 432

Sierra Valley Eagle Project Reviews

On a monthly basis Eagle project reviews and Eagle Boards are done at the Modesto Scout Center. This happens on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm. March 4th is the next time this will be done. Projects can be okayed at this meeting and Eagle Boards conducted. To set this up please contact Barbara Evers at the Scout Center at 566-7704 or