Lake Tahoe Boy Scouts expand their skills |

Lake Tahoe Boy Scouts expand their skills

Ted Parkhill
Special to the Bonanza

From left: Bryan Hoopes (Asst. Scoutmaster, Peter Larson, Calvin Burau, Paul Larson, Rich Wiebe (Advancement Chair), Jacob Collins, Kendall Hoopes, Max Rock, George Hummer, Brian Wiebe, Andrico Mourelatos, Alex Mourelatos (Scoutmaster), Tyler Hoopes, Jim Burau (Committee Chairperson), and Jeff Collins (Asst. Scoutmaster).

The Boy Scouts of local Troop 37 recently completed a six-week program focused on earning merit badges — achievement awards in specific subject areas.

The 10 Scouts who attended earned a total of 22 merit badges during the program which consisted of two focused days of on-site instruction in Carson City and six weeks in which to complete homework for each badge sought.

The badges earned included Aviation, Citizenship in the Community/Nation/World, Cooking, Communications, Environmental Science, Game Design, Geocaching, and Nuclear Science.

These and other merit badges and rank advancement awards were presented to the Scouts at their Court of Honor on May 19.

For information on scouting at Lake Tahoe, email Troop 37 at Learn more about BSA Troop 37 at

Ted Parkhill is Publicity Chair for Troop 37 in Incline Village.