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28 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August I - August 7, 1997 Scouts Brian Ventre and Dan Bowser of Newark, Scout Leader Phil Bowman of Dover, scouts Dan Callahan of Per- ryville, Md., Taylor Keen of Earlville, Md., David Anderson and Phil Mursch of Newark, and Scout Leader Kevin Conlon of'Rehoboth Beach at the pre-jamboree campout at Rodney Scout Reservation. They are in front of the Squirrel patrol storage box for eating utensil& Area Boy Scorns attend National Jamboree There were 144 scouts from ages 12 to 18 representing 43 dif- ferent troops across the Delmarva Peninsula at the 1997 Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Vir- ginia on July 28. The scouts were accompanied by 16 adult leaders during the Jamboree, whose theme this year was "Be Prepared For The 21st Century." While at the Jamboree, the scouts focOsed on activities fea- turing physical fitness, conserva- tion, ecology and the universal spirit of brotherhood. The scouts participated as individuals, in pa- trols and as a troop. The various activities helped to foster team- work, comistent with the overall theme of molding the citizens of tomorrow. The Jamboree was a temporary city, housing more than 30,000 boy scouts and their leaders, and many normal city amenities were available the week of the event. Amid the thousands of colorful tents that serve as residences, community services including a bus system, telephones, a hospital and first aid stations, a postal ser- vice, food warehouses, daily newspapers and trading posts were offered. Scouts practiced and demon- strated such skills as archery, ori- enteering, obstacle courses, shot- gun shooting, boating, canoeing and hunter safety, as well as tak- ing part in traditional handicapped awareness trails, competitive events, merit badge midway, and an arts and science fair. There were scouts and leaders from the following Delaware communities: Bear, Brandywine Hundred, Centreville, ClaymonL Clayton, Delmar, Dover, Eismere, Frankford, Georgetown, Harbe- son, Hartly, Hockessin, Lewes, Middletown, Milford, Newark, New Castle, Ocean View, Re- hoboth, Smyrna, Townsend, Wilmington, Woodside, wy6ming. CHEER presents basket to winner Ray D'Amour, winner of CHEER '97 collector's basket No. 1, receives his drawing prize from Charlene Hubert, CHEER Capital Campaign Coordinator. Between them is a photo of the multi-purpose community and adult day care center that will be built in Georgetown. Sussex County Senior Services, Inc. (CHEER) is taking orders for the second edition of the popular hardwood collector's baskets it brought to Sussex County in 1996. The baskets, handmade in the USA out of na- tive American hardwoods, are five inches in diameter and four and a half inches tall. Each costs $26. Proceeds from the sale of the baskets will go to the CHEER Building Fund. Rehoboth Boy Scouts return from summer camp The Boy Scouts of Rehoboth Beach Troop 85, sponsored by the Kiwanis, just returned from a fun- filled week of summer camp. This year the scouts chose to go to Treasure Island. Treasure Island is one of the oldest scout camps in America and is located about 30 miles north of Philadelphia in the center of the Delaware River. Nine scouts - Joe Gallagher (se- nior Patrol Leader), Steve Conlon, Danny Thompson, Joe Byrd, Zach Plummer, Chris Holdridge, Shane Fleming, Marten Elder, and Christopher Breeding accompa- nies by scout leaders Mark Thompson, Ed Fleming and Greg Plummer, had a very successful week, The scouts earned a total of 12 complete merit badges, 10 par- tial merit badges, one tenderfoot badge, two first class adventure certificates and two totem chip awards. Two leaders and five scouts also earned the Polar Bear Award by getting up at 7 a.m. and taking a dip in the pool for three days. Leaders Thompson and Fleming also participated in the BSA Lifeguard certification pro- gram with one completion and one partial. The theme this year was "Medieval Adventure," with sponge catapults, bicycle jousting, archery demonstrations, knights in armor, games of skill (crossing the moat) and luck. Monday was the day of the catapult challenge, and Tuesday the group floated down the Delaware in tubes. On Wednesday, there was a campfire with skits, songs, and cheers, and on Thursday the group biked up the old towpath and canoed down the Delaware. The Crusades were held, featuring games and skill based on medieval games. One such activity, 'Climbing Rapun- zel's Hair," gave a champion from each team the opportunity to climb Rapunzel's hair, a 15-ft long rope. Troop 85 will resume Monday meetings in September. Thanks, customers. You're cool! Once again, our customers' cool heads prevailed. During the heat wave that swept the mid-Atlantic region on Thursday and Friday the 17th and 18th of July, Delmarva Power experienced record demands for electricity. We met those demands thanks to your efforts. You turned down your air conditioners, washed and dried your clothes at night, and kept your shades drawn against the hot sun, Your efforts to limit your use of electricity made a difference. Thank you for keeping your cool during a hot time. Delmarva Power is becoming conectiv