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Boy Scout Troop 637 earns citizenship badge

Article and photo by Terri Wiebold

Pictured left to right: Mayor Maureen Shul, Brian Goldberg, Timothy Bougan, Jack Berris, Conrad Berris, Ted Koerner, Connor Newell, Marston Tweed, Austin Matthys, Andrew Ewald, Ricky Talbot, Douglas County Sheriff Lieutenant Troy McCarty, and Scout Master (and city councilman for Ward 3) David Neely.

Local Boy Scout Troop 637 earned their “Citizenship in the Community” merit badge after attending the January 28 City of Castle Pines North city council meeting. One of the requirements of earning the Citizenship in the Community badge is to attend a city council meeting and choose one of the issues discussed at the meeting where a difference of opinions was expressed. The boys then had to explain to their Scout Master why they agree with one opinion more than another one.

To learn more about Troop 637’s journey toward achieving their Citizenship in the community badge, go to and click on “News,” “The Year in Review,” and read the article “Citizenship in the Community – Boy Scout Troop 637 Works Toward Merit Badge” posted 01/29/09.



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