Back row left to right Paul Macmanus, Scoutmaster, Chad Dailey, Webelos 1 Leader, Brandon Below, Cubmaster and Asst. Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts Wesley Maspero, Augustin De La Torre, Eagle Scout, Carter McMain, Justin Maspero, ASPL, Seth Macmanus, Alberto De La Torre, Garrett Mills, Koal Schaub, SPL, Cole Hannah, Connor Below, Garrett Bahn, Blaine Macmanus, Eagle Scout, Wanish Tortes-McGinnis, from Catholic Life Insurance Pleasanton Branch #63 members Julie Novak, 1st Vice-President, Gail Slomchinski, Member, Kathy Beard, Secretary/Treasurer and Randall Harred, Agent, Pam Baker, Pack 194 Committee Chairman, Kyle Thompson, Tiger Den Leader, and Robert Carson, Wolf Den Leader. Front Row left to right are Joett Morrison, Asst. Scoutmaster and Treasurer, Cub Scouts from Pack 194 is Lion Sylis Williams, Tigers Aiden Thompson, Bentley Paradez, Silverio Sosa, Maclovio Alday, Jayden Scutt, Wolfs David Huckaby, Tristan Kunkel, Davin Perez. Ashton Tijerina, Tristen Tijerina, Dante McBeath, Connor Keller, Leidan Leyja, Kyson Hopes, Hunter Carson, Ryland Mitchell. Bears Riley Keller, Tony Lopez. Webelos Hagen Dailey, Hunter Keller, Killian Kaiser, Zachary Shannon, Eli Dailey, Arrow of Lights Ryan Wilson, R. J. Lopez, and Christopher Mascorro. JOETT MORRISON | COURTESY PHOTOS
In observance of Veterans Day, the Cub Scouts Pack 194 and Boy Scouts Troop 194, both from Pleasanton, along with the members of Pleasanton Branch #63 of Catholic Life Insurance, honored fallen veterans on Saturday, Nov. 10. They placed over 400 flags on their graves at the Pleasanton City Cemetery, San Ysidro Cemetery and Saint Andrews Cemetery #1 and #2.
The flags were provided by the Pleasanton Branch #63 of Catholic Life Insurance as part of their “Make a Difference Day” where they join with other local groups to do a joint community service project. This is the tenth annual joint venture for the two groups.
The Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts participate in community service projects throughout the year as part of their “Good Turn for America” efforts. Annually, Catholic Life Insurance donates to Project Graduation, CAM, and Catholic religious education programs in Atascosa County. Additionally, flags are donated to a local school, and monetary donations are made to area fire departments. The groups extend their sincere thanks to Mr. Thurman Mitchell and the Pleasanton City Cemetery Association for their approval for the placement of the flags. Article and photos courtesy of Joett Morrison, Asst. Scoutmaster.
Tristan Tijerina, Wolf Cub Scout placing a flag on a Veteran’s grave on Nov. 10 at the Pleasanton City Cemetery.