Two Local Scouts From One Troop to be Honored with National Awards

ORANGEVALE, CA (MPG)  |  By Sunshyne Cline

Eagle Scout and Tenderfoot Scout to be honored with the Hornaday Award and Award for Heroism

ORANGEVALE, CA (MPG) - On Tuesday, April 17, Boy Scout Troop 107 of the Golden Empire Council will be conducting a Court of Honor which will include presentation of two National Scouting awards by the BSA.

Eagle Scout Gabriel Cline will be honored for work in the field of environmental conservation with the presentation of the William T. Hornaday award.  Named after the former director of New York Zoological Society and founder of our National Zoo, The Hornaday award recognizes scouts (youth) and scouters (adults) for excellence in resource conservation and stewardship.  On average, only 14 Hornaday awards are presented nationally each year.

Tenderfoot Scout Joseph Hudeck will also be honored by the BSA with the National Heroism award. Joseph (Joey) Hudeck, as a Cub scout at eight years old, took action to save a woman from drowning on Combie lake, near Lake of the Pines, CA by kayaking to the woman in distress and pulling her to shore.

The court of honor will be held in the large fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, Fair Oaks, 4401 San Juan Ave, beginning at 7pm. The national award recognition will be at the beginning of the program.

For additional information please contact David Hyde, Troop 107 Charter Organization Representative, at Hydeout5@comcast.net.