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Cub Scouts earn national merit

ZEPHYRHILLS — Zephyrhills Mayor Danny Burgess read a proclamation to Cub Scout Pack 72 at the Rotary Building in Shepard Park on Sept. 25 honoring the Scouts for receiving their second Gold Presidential Volunteer Award from President Barack Obama.

Burgess also honored the pack before City Council on Sept. 30.

“Zephyrhills is so very proud of the members of Cub Scout Pack 72 for earning the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for the second year in a row,” Burgess said. “This is a huge achievement.”

The award was given to each boy who was in the pack last year. Gov. Rick Scott also sent a personalized letter to each recipient recognizing their accomplishment.

Cub Scout Pack 72 is the oldest pack in Zephyrhills, established in the 1950s, according to pack scoutmaster and chaplain Jerry Slagle.

“Our leaders understand that Scouting is more than a hour a week and a hour a month,” Slagle said. “Our pack has a big impact in our local communities as we participate in several service projects throughout the year.”

The pack also has received the Boy Scouts of America Journey to Excellence Gold Award for 2011/2012 and 2012/2013.

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