Cub Scouts take to the sky

<I>Photo by Rocky Wilson</I><BR>Den 8 Cub Scouts receiving a free airplane ride Sept. 24 were (left to right) Joseph Harshman, Cody Duquette, James Hall, Eric Schwendiman and John Green. In the back row are den leader Sandy Schwendiman and pilot Merv Wingard.

Retired Beaverton teacher Merv Wingard of rural Enterprise gave free airplane rides to five members of Enterprise's Cub Scout Den 8 of Wallowa County Pack 562 Sept. 24.

The age 6-11 boys were thrilled with the ride in Windard's Cessna 172.

One of eight dens in the county which has about 40 young boys in Pack 562, Den 8 is headed by Den Leader Sandy Schwendiman and meets at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints near the airport in Enterprise.

Schwendiman said the scouting group is looking for new den leaders and a new Cub Master to replace Dick Stangel, who is leaving the volunteer position after three years. The scouting effort is based on God, country, self and family, she said.

Persons wishing to volunteer or desiring more information about Cub Scouts may phone Stangel at 426-3616 at home or 426-4919 at work, or contact Schwendiman at 426-0340.

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