Youth Briefs

Troop 33 Klondike members take first

Boy Scouts of Nevada Area Council Pinenut District held their Klondike Derby Feb. 5 at Mt. Rose and won first place overall.

The derby is a winter competition event for Scouts during which patrols are tested in Scouting skills at various stations. The Klondike comes alive by using the lore of the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon.

BSA units have been running Klondike derbies since 1949, and this year, Carson City Troop 33 Boy Scouts came in first overall in the competition. Troop 33 Scoutmaster Michael Ford and Committee Chair Dan Webster accompanied Scouts from the troop along the Klondike trail.

"Things haven't changed much in the 25 years since my first Klondike Derby with Troop 33 - it's still a great learning experience and a lot of fun," said Ford, who was one of the Scouts mentored by then-Scoutmaster Webster.

Troop 33 was first chartered 72 years ago and is sponsored by the Carson City Rotary.

For more information about the troop, meeting times and location or to sign up, call 883-1913.

A new Key Club came to Dayton on March 2 when 19 young men and women celebrated the charter night of the Dayton High School Key Club at Dayton Senior Center.

During the ceremonies, Kiwanis District Governor-elect Richard Olmstead and Lt. Governor for Division 45 Margie Maxheimer presented the members of the new club with their official charter. Members of the Kiwanis Club of Dayton Township, who sponsored the formation of the Dayton High School Key Club, were present to congratulate members of the new club.

"I am proud to welcome these students into Key Club. Dayton will be proud to have such a fine group serving their community," said April Romo, president of the Kiwanis Club of Dayton Township.

The club plans to become involved with the food bank distribution days, making a veteran's wall at the high school and assisting Kiwanis with other community events.

The club meets on Fridays at 11:55 a.m. at the high school.

For more information, call 220-4520.


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