Cub Scout Harrison Amundson received the Seeonee Award for his efforts with the Second Penticton Scouts and the community.
The award is given to scouts who have achieved at least 10 outdoor skill badges, as well as at least 15 hours of community service. This community service must include a larger community project; that can be on a local, national or international level. Finally, they must put together a presentation for their peers on the project.
For Amundson’s efforts, he turned to his own memories and history. From a young age, his mother and sister would bring him with them to visit seniors at a home across the street from his house. This left a lasting impact on Amundson, and when it came time to choose what subject he would focus on for his Seeonee Award project, he wanted it to be about the seniors in the community.
Amundson arranged a Cub meeting with residents of the Concorde retirement residence, working with the life enrichment manager at the facility, Rae Ramsay, to set it up. The Cub Scouts spent their time with the seniors, with activities including identifying trees and making crafts. Ramsay passed along the positive reviews from the residents to Amundson and the other scouts.
His presentation offered ways for his fellow scouts to interact and help seniors in the community. It included statistics on the senior population in the community and stories from Amundson’s own senior friends.
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