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2014 Girl Scout Awards and Bridging Ceremony



Hamden Lodge Donates the use of it’s upper hall every year for Hamden Girl Scout Awards and Bridging Ceremony. This year, three girls were recognized by the Lodge for achieving their Silver Awards. Each were presented with a certificate and American Flag by ER Brian Forsyth and Scouting Coordinator Karen Forsyth PER.

Hamden Elks And Scouting


Elks Curran Scouting Awards Presented at Local and State Levels

Hamden Lodge’s Robert T. Curran Memorial Award for Excellence in Scouting was initiated in 2009 in honor and memory of Hamden Lodge member “Bob” Curran for his commitment to Scouting. This year’s Curran award was presented to Hamden Scout Katie Skeeles and North Haven Scout Kasey Colette Jacobs for their achievements in Scouting, which includes receiving their Gold Awards, one of Scouting’s highest honors.
The Connecticut Elks Association Robert T. Curran Memorial Scholarship was presented during the awards ceremony recently held at the Connecticut Elks Convention in Sturbridge, MA to Victoria Farrell 
of Wallingford. Victoria’s Gold Award Project is a program designed to educate about the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes in young people. Qualifying applicants must have completed their Gold award by April 1, 2012 and be a high school senior.

Robert Curran, Life Member of the Hamden Elks Lodge loved the Elks and loved the Scouts. He was a Boy Scout since 1948, an Elk since 1964 and an honorary Scout since 2001. He was recipient of the Marvin Lewis Award for Boy Scouts and the GSUSA Pin of Honor for the Girl Scouts. Prior to his passing, he was Elks Scouting Coordinator for the Connecticut State Elks Association. Hamden Lodge takes great pride in supporting Scouting, which is an important part of the Grand Lodge Youth Activities Program.

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Hamden Lodge President Alton Hudson presents award
to local Hamden recipient Katie Skeeles.

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Connecticut Elks Association (CEA)
Scholarship Chair John Knapp presents
CEA Curran award to recipient Victoria Farrell.

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Hamden Lodge President Alton Hudson presents award
to local North Haven recipient Kasey Colette Jacobs,
while Past President Karen Forsyth presents an American flag.

2013 Silver Award Recipients at the Bridging and
Award Ceremony held at Hamden Lodge.
Hamden Lodge Hall was donated for this event.

Girl Scouts at Connecticut Elks Association Convention May 30, 2013

Girl Scouts of Troop 38369: Josie Hill, Cara Richardson, Ashley Daniels Victoria Lipnickas, Amy Cole and Maggie Cole of Troop 38379 with Cub Scout Joshua Cole, all of Milford served as Color Guard for the opening ceremonies at the recent Connecticut Elks Association (CEA) Convention held in Sturbridge, MA. CEA Scouting Coordinator and Hamden Lodge PER, Karen Forsyth, organized their participation.

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