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Shoreline Boy Scout Leaders Honored

Top honors were awarded to area Boy Scout leaders by the Lighthouse District of the Connecticut Yankee Council BSA.

Adult leaders were recently honored for exemplary service to youth and the Scouting program. The Lighthouse District of the Connecticut Yankee Council BSA awarded three adults with the district award of merit, the highest award a scout leader can receive at the district level. Long-time Scouter John Farley of East Haven received the Al Halliwell award, named after a now deceased scouting legend from the district. A host of other awards were also given out at the event, held last week in Branford.

The district award of merit went to Bob Day and Keith Spaar of Troop 428, Branford, scoutmaster and outdoor program chair, respectively, and Joan Furr, troop committee chair of North Branford's Troop 453. Spaar and Furr are the chairs of the district program and membership committees, respectively.

John Farley, currently serving as vice president of operations for the Connecticut Yankee Council, received the award named after the late Al Halliwell of Madison, who did just about everything there is to do in scouting, as has Mr. Farley. It is a brand new award that has only been granted once before. It recognizes long time service at the unit, district and council levels.

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