Hello Johnson Laners,
Boy Scout Troop 33 and Troop 20 based in Johnson Lane held their 8th Annual Car Show at Fuji Park, Carson City.
Record 191 vehicles were registered for the show.
Scouts gave out more than 20 trophies to various classes and the Scout Choices Trophies For Car and Truck.
Steve Chase won Scouts Choice car with a 1958 BMW 600. Enrique Martinez won Scout Choice Truck with a 1961 International Scout 80.
The quality of cars was outstanding for a Scouts’ car show. It was interesting to see that you could compete with high-end show cars, and still win the show as long as your vehicle is loved by the Scouts. Warren Engine Co. provided food while both Douglas County Sheriffs and Carson City Sheriffs brought out their toys for display.
All proceeds go to Scouts going to camp. These can be high adventure trips, summer camp, or to pay for camping expenses. Scouts have been able to get experience in scouting through this fundraiser.
Troop 33 & 20 Scouts and Parents would like to thank all of the participants, vendors and deputies, trophy sponsors, and those who donated auction items to the show.
Without your assistance we couldn’t pull off what is becoming one of the best shows in the area during car show season. Thank you to everyone.
Troop 20 is the only local Boy Scout Troop that is female. The Troop was established in May 2020 to provide scouting experiences to all female Scouts.
Troop 20 recently celebrated Caitlin Taylor’s accomplishments. Caitlin was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in August 10.
She’s the first Eagle Scout in Troop 20 and the first female Eagle in the Carson Valley and Carson City area.
Her Eagle Project was to renovate the front courtyard at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville. She led a group of youth and adults to powerwash and sand the bell tower and front benches, sand the front railings and paint 14 pillar lamps. They also cleaned up and added rocks to the front planters. She led 40 youth and adults through the project over two days. Her goal was to complete her project before Easter at the church.
Caitlin earned a total of 36 merit badges (as of her Eagle Board)– 15 more than the required 21 for the rank of Eagle and she plans to keep going earning as many of the 137 badges as she can.
At the age of five, she began to be interested in scouting when she tagged along her brothers in Cub Scouts. It was a disappointment for her to find out that Boy Scouts was not available to her after her brothers moved up. She listened to the stories of their adventures at high adventure camps and campouts. She joined 4-H and is an active member of Shooting Sports. She jumped at the chance to join Scouts BSA when it presented itself. She was on an Eagle mission. She had a plan, and she followed it very carefully. The pandemic helped her in a way. New ways to earn merit badges became possible during the shutdown. She wanted to reach the rank of Eagle faster than her brothers. (she’s not competitive!)
Caitlin’s next goals in scouting are to go to the National Jamboree next summer and hopefully to a high adventure camp like Philmont or Sea Base. She plans to continue her work with her troop, including leadership, camping, backpacking and hiking, as well as learning new things.
Caitlin, in addition to scouting her sons, is also a member the Douglas Dolfins competitive swimming team based at Carson Valley Swim Center. She was also a trumpet player in the CVMS Band. She enjoys skiing and reading. This fall brings a new adventure of high school – she will be a freshman at Douglas and is looking forward to that new challenge.
As she advanced through her ranks in scouting, she learned new skills and also learned about herself. She hopes to have a career serving her community by attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, or any other service branches. Although her Eagle Scout Court of Honor has yet to be scheduled, it will likely take place in October.
Thank you for reading. Contact John Hefner at [email protected]