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Welcome to the Lafayette Leaflet, a monthly newsletter for the Lafayette District. In each edition there will be information on what activities, events, and meetings are going on in the district and the Cradle of Liberty Council.
All words in blue are hyperlinked and will take you to more information on that topic. For anything not hyperlinked, stay tuned to the next Lafayette Leaflet for more information!
June 8 2015



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In This Issue:
Lifesaving and Meritorious Action Awards
Friends of Scouting
District Camporee
Cradle of Liberty Scout Band
Your Unit Can be in the Leaf
Lafayette District Leadership


District Chair



District Commissioner

Ken Houseal


District Executive

Tesha Omeis



Click here for a full list of Lafayette District Leaders.

Lifesaving and Meritorious Action Awards 
by Ken Houseal - District Commissioner
At the Council Recognition Dinner 
The following Lifesaving and Meritorious Action Awards 
were recognized.



Honor Medal -
 The Honor Medal may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated unusual heroism and skill in lifesaving or attempting to save a life at considerable risk to self. First awarded in 1923.

To James E Shelton and Patrick Francis Shelton of Troop 551, Upper Merion Baptist Church for lifesaving and first aid performed to multiple victims following an automobile accident.



Medal of Merit -
 The Medal of Merit may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has performed some outstanding act of service of a rare or exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well being of others. First awarded in 1945.

To Joseph Gordon of Troop 7155 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7155 for aid to fellow students during mass hysteria prompted by the collapse of a student for then unknown causes.

To John E Heyser, Jr of Troop 267 Lower Providence Presbyterian Church and To Herbert E Schultz  of Troop 267 Lower Providence Presbyterian Church for stabilizing and treating a person who had fallen from a rock outcropping until an EMT Team arrived.



Friends of Scouting


Thank you for your support!


2015 Family Friends of Scouting Unit Incentive Qualifiers


Congratulations and thank you to the following units that achieved this year's 

Family Campaign incentive of holding a presentation prior to the end of April and 

meeting or exceeding their goal. These units will receive a $50 gift card to the 

Scout Shop or

(Cards will be mailed before the end of June to your unit's committee chair.)



Pack 87

Pack 105

Pack 119

Pack 200

Pack 268

Pack 313

Pack 531

Pack 551

Pack 707

Pack 724


Troop 87

Troop 105

Troop 133

Troop 230

Troop 267

Troop 406

Troop 622

Troop 7155

Crew 623


District Camporee

By Ken Houseal - District Commissioner

 The photos below are a small sampling of the activities from the Spring Camporee held at Pennypacker Mills. Hosted by Troop 105. 




Cradle of Liberty Scout Band

George Pinchock

Cradle of Liberty Scout Band

COL is starting a Council Scout Band. The band is open to registered scouts, varsity scouts, and scouters age 13 and up. Musicians would need to play at a high school level. The band is not intended to compete with any scouts's home unit. There is also a need for adults who play and can help with organizational duties. Please contact band director George Pinchock at for more details.


 Your Pack, Troop, Post or Crew can be seen to in the Lafayette Leaf!

Would you like to see your Pack, Troop or Crew in this space!

Our publication does not take a summer vacation!. 

Send us photos from your Camping Experience. Cookout or Family Event. 
Your Eagle Courts of Honor, and your Service Projects to us for publication. 


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