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2008 Beacon Award Recipients

Units who earned the Beacon Award in 2008 are listed below in alphabetical order according to district, with pictures shown in random order. The council's public relations department will select photos for publication on the website and/or in the Duffle Bag from those submitted with the Beacon Award Application
 
This page last updated: 01-13-09
Boone Trails
 
  • Pack 351 -- for their service through Youth Ministry, won national Gold Medallion Award for Region 9
  • Pack 370 -- performed flag ceremony at the Warrenton Elks Lodge
  • Pack 530 -- promoted School Night to Join Scouting.
  • Pack 763 -- constructed float for 4th of July parade
  • Pack 813 -- won 1st place in unique & 2nd place overall at O’Fallon 4th of July parade
  • Pack 918 -- helped with reception for four Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation who will be serving at the parish elementary school
  • Pack 936 -- planted 55 trees in Cottleville’s City Park
  • Pack 975 -- served as color guard for the Immanuel Lutheran Church and School parade and picnic
  • Pack 977 -- performed flag-raising ceremony and served as color guard for Veterans Day Assembly at Rock Creek Elementary School
  • Troop 853 -- lined up in front of their charter organization to welcome all the riders from the Run for the Wall organization; Scouts stood at attention as the veterans road in, and also handed out donated water
  • Troop 858 -- hosted largest flag retirement ceremony in St. Charles County
Cherokee
 
  • Pack 43 -- participated in Sikeston’s Cotton Carnival Parade; float won 2nd place
  • Pack 89 -- collected live Christmas trees, taking them to a local lake to be used as fish shelters
  • Pack 98 -- participated in Scouting for Food
  • Troop 41 -- performed flag-retirement ceremony on Flag Day and Veterans Day at Veterans Park in Sikeston; ran ad two weeks prior so Sikeston residents could drop off flags at the American Legion and Chamber of Commerce
  • Troop 272 -- cleaned up Crowley’s Ridge State Park at Walcott, Ark., as a way to give back to the community and surrounding areas
     
Egyptian
 
  • Pack 28 -- replaced American flag in ceremony at Benton Civic Center
  • Pack 48 -- led Pledge of Allegiance for “Veterans Salute to Old Glory” and helped display flags at L. Goebel Patton Banquet Hall in West Frankfort
  • Pack 77 -- participated in Carterville Annual Free Fair Parade; helped leaders pass out recruitment fliers and stretchy bracelets inscribed "Cub Scout Pack 77"
  • Troop 28 -- replaced American flag in ceremony at Benton Civic Center
Grand Towers
 
  • Pack 98 -- Sponsored a coat drive for children and donated the coats to Society of St. Vincent de Paul -- enough to keep three full classrooms of children warm through the winter
Gravois Trail
 
  • Pack 25 -- donated 65 stuffed stockings to Trumans Adopt a Family program
  • Pack 661 -- promoted School Night to Join Scouting
  • Pack 826 -- provided color guard and led Pledge of Allegiance for opening of new wing at Kennerly Elementary School
  • Troop 200 -- performed landcscape project at Gotsch Intermediate School in Affton as service to principal, teachers and students
  • Troop 331 -- provided barbecue for Sunset Hills’ 50-year celebration
  • Troop 647 -- provided color guard and led Pledge of Allegiance for annual St. Francis of Assisi’s parish picnic; also cleaned up parish grounds day after picnic
  • Troop 776 -- volunteered at Feed My People Center in High Ridge, helping unload trucks, stocking shelves, helping prepare orders and assisting clients with pick-up
  • Troop 778 -- held Memorial Day ceremony at Heroes Memorial, providing a color guard, opening flag ceremony and opening prayer, and reading of names on a list of honor
  • Troop 824 -- performed flag ceremony for new flag pole and led Pledge of Allegiance at Mary Mother Church
Kaskaskia
 
  • Pack 41 -- planted trees on courthouse lawn in honor of Red Ribbon Week activities throughout the Vienna community
  • Pack 112 -- cleaned up downtown Murphysboro for Annual Apple Festival
  • Troop 41 -- attended Klondike at Pine Ridge Scout Camp, noted by article in The Vienna Times
New Horizons
 
  • Pack 305 -- participated in 4th of July parade in Webster Groves
  • Pack 310 -- served as color guard at River City Rascals game
  • Pack 314 -- built a float for the Webster Groves July 4 parade; won trophy for best youth float
  • Pack 601 -- performed service projects and welcomed Capt. Steve Foster, U.S. Navy Reserve, at homecoming
  • Pack 782 -- performed color guard ceremony at the opening of Chesterfield city council meeting
  • Pack 922 -- had a pinewood derby car float in the Eureka Days Parade and was awarded second place trophy in the youth organization division
  • Troop 314 -- provided color guard at September naturalization ceremony at the Thomas Eagleton Courthouse
  • Troop 322 -- laid wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery as part of their summer camp trip
  • Troop 352 -- served as color guard for the Kirkwood Greentree Parade
  • Troop 496 -- presented colors at naturalization ceremony program at the Thomas Eagleton Courthouse
  • Troop 623 -- participated in high-adventure activity: white-water-rafting trip on the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon, as noted in the West County Journal
  • Troop 680 -- assisted with sand bagging efforts in March — photo published in the St. Louis Post–Dispatch and Time magazine
  • Troop 685 -- provided color guard for the ribbon cutting of two new parks in Des Peres: Phantom Forest and Bittersweet Woods; also helped with the egg hunt for young children afterwards
North Star
 
  • Pack 71 -- picked up litter on the school yard twice a year
  • Troop 186 -- Performed opening flag ceremony and led the Pledge of Allegiance at the Florissant city council meeting
  • Troop 229 -- recognized for Peter Krenn’s achievement of earning the rank of Eagle Scout, as noted in the Bellefontaine Neighbors community newsletter
  • Troop 374 -- recognized for three Eagle Scouts, as noted in the Bellefontaine Neighbors community newsletter
Osage
 
  • Pack 427 -- participated in Steelville Community Parade carrying flags and promoting Scouting in the area
  • Pack 811 -- picked up trash as part of a community service project at Jerry Jasper Lakeview Park in Washington
  • Troop 443 -- fished with residents from The Homestead at Hickory View retirement community in Washington
  • Pack 449 -- acted as color guard in a flag ceremony prior to a basketball game
Ozark Trailblazers
 
  • Pack 697 -- performed flag-dedication ceremony in Leadwood at the 3rd annual Fall Festival; Webelos also planned, organized and carried out a service project to pick up and empty trash to keep the park clean
  • Troop 403 -- participated in highway cleanup on their adopted part of the highway, and were highlighted in The Mountain Echo for finishing first place in the Klondike Derby at S bar F Scout Ranch
  • Troop 479 -- held opening ceremony for “Old Miner’s Day” in Viburnum
  • Troop 483 -- provided color guard at 2008 Relay for Life at Mineral Area College
Pathfinder
 
  • Pack 643 -- put U.S. flags at gravesites of our nation’s veterans; also helped people coming to cemetery find gravesites; performed color guard ceremony
  • Troop 11 -- placed American flags on graves of veterans at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery
  • Troop 643 -- put U.S. flags at gravesites of our nation’s veterans; also helped people coming to cemetery find gravesites; performed color guard ceremony
  • Troop 769 -- performed flag ceremony and led Pledge of Allegiance at March of Dimes’ Bikers for Babies
River Trails
 
  • Pack 406 -- honored veterans at Hillsboro Cemetery during Memorial Day weekend
  • Pack 413 -- collected flip flops for military men/women hospitalized overseas
  • Pack 416 -- participated in parade at Windsor School
  • Pack 450 -- donated a U.S. flag that flew over the capitol to Lone Dell Elementary School in the Fox School District; also donated a Missouri flag that was provided by the office of Sen. Ryan McKenna, D-Barnhart
  • Pack 552 -- participated in flag-retirement ceremony with American Legion of House Springs; organized and executed roadside litter clearning along one-mile stretch of road
  • Pack 547 -- led I-55 Raceway in Pevely in Pledge of Allegiance before races
  • Pack 891 -- helped Veterans of Amvets Post 48, DeSoto, Mo., display and retrieve American flags
  • Troop 403 -- participated in highway cleanup on their adopted part of the highway, and were highlighted in The Mountain Echo for finishing first place in the Klondike Derby at S bar F Scout Ranch
  • Troop 407 assisted in raising money for the Pony Bird Home, a residential home for severely physically and mentally challenged individuals
  • Troop 413 -- colleced flip flops for the military men/women hospitalized overseas
  • Troop 557 -- performed flag-retirement ceremony at Arnold, Mo., VFW Post 2593, and helped the members of St. Mark’s United Church of Christ in March repair the damage from an ice storm in 2006 by clearing brush and debris and then planting and mulching 50 new trees provided by Forest ReLeaf of Missouri 
  • Troop 561 -- participated in many flag ceremonies for various public and Scouting events
  • Troop 890 -- participated in service project with Arnold Clean Stream Team. 
Thunderbird
 
  • Pack 6 -- provided a color guard for the St. Pius V annual picnic/parade
  • Pack 20 -- presented colors for the playing of the national anthem at Gateway Grizzlies baseball game
  • Pack 212 -- rang bells for Salvation Army Red Kettle Program
  • Pack 214 -- collected funds for families of Scouts killed in tornado at Little Sioux Scout Camp
  • Troop 115 -- hosted flag collection site at St. Mary Magdalen Parish