|Two given Award of Merit for their service to scouting|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune|
|Monday, 29 April 2013 08:49|
Two county residents were recently the recipients of the Wood District and Erie Shores Council District Award of Merit for their service to scouting.
Recipient James Crawford is currently registered as committee chairman for Troop 7 since 2010, committee member of Pack 345, and scout parent of the pack. He is also registered on the Wood District Committee as roundtable staff, as well as a merit badge counselor. Crawford has been involved with scouting in the district since 2009, and he has served as a Tiger Cub adult, den leader, assistant den leader, and assistant Webelos leader with Pack 345.
Crawford has been instrumental in many cub activities in the district, including being chair of the Lock-In for four years, helping with Cub Family Campout, Webelos Woods, and District Pinewood Derby.
He has also completed numerous training for his scouting positions, and earned training awards including Den Leader Award, Scouters Training Award for Roundtable Staff, District Committee Key, Boy Scout Training Award, and Webelos Den Leader Award.
He is Wood Badge-trained, earning his beads in Mach of 2012. Crawford has taught classes at Erie Shores Council University of Scouting and holds a Master in Scouting from Black Swamp Area Council University of Scouting.
Outside of scouting, he is a member of Christ's Church in Bowling Green and coordinates Youth Church for the past three years. He also plays drums in the church praise band, and additionally likes to play trumpet, baritone, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, and drums, as well as compose and direct music.
He is employed as a residential assistant at Wood Lane and recently accepted a job as a home supervisor for a similar organization in Austin, Texas.
Crawford and his wife, Cassandra, have two sons, Jay, and Andy.
Myriah Crimmins is currently registered with the Wood District Committee as Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner, cubmaster of Pack 345, and committee member of Troop 7. She has been involved in scouting since 2007 and is currently the chair of the Erie Shores Council University of Scouting for 2013 after programming the Cub Scout portion of the University of Scouting in 2012.
Crimmins has completed many trainings for the various positions she has held, and her training awards include Den Leader Award, Arrowhead Award, Commissioners Key for Roundtable Commissioner, Scouters Training Award for Roundtable Staff, District Committee Key, Boy Scout Leader's Training Award, and Webelos Den Leader Award.
Crimmins is a merit badge counselor and she has served as a den leader and assistant den leader for Pack 354, a Tiger Cub adult for the pack, and also a Webelos leader. She is additionally involved in Troop 7 and has served as a committee member since the troop's start in 2010.
She participates and assists at many district events, including Cub Family Campout, Webelos Woods, and Pinewood Derby. She planned a past District Annual Dinner, and even spent a week in a tent at Camp Pioneer with Troop 7.
Crimmins is a homeschooling mother and has a number of hobbies, including baking and cooking, an interest in the board game Monopoly, as well as membership in the Society for Creative Anachronism (medieval recreation including armored combat).
Crimmins and her husband, Eric, have three children, Grace, Liam, and Orion.
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