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Scout leader Robin Jewett was presented with the District Award of Merit from the Falls District of the Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts of America on December 4th (2009).  The award honors a volunteer or professional for service beyond normal expectations.  Mr. Jewett was recognized for over 33 years of international scouting and his service to youth. Since 1975, Mr. Jewett has served as a scout leader in the U.K., Brazil, and the United States.  He has been affiliated with Troop 314 from St. Raphael Catholic Church in Raleigh since 1990 and has served the troop in the positions of Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster.  In addition, he is currently a Unit Commissioner for the District. Mr. Jewett is the second leader from Troop 314 to receive this high honor.  David Pederson, who joined the troop in 1996 and served as Scoutmaster for over ten years, received the District Award of Merit in 2004.  Mr. Pederson, an Eagle Scout himself, is the National Eagle Scout Association Committee Chairman for the Occoneechee Council, and currently serves Troop 314 as an Assistant Scoutmaster and advisor to scouts approaching their Eagle rank.  Troop 314 has advanced 89 Eagle Scouts since its inception in 1954, including five in 2008.
Both David Pederson (left) and Robin Jewett (right) are members of KofC Council 9880.
(Reprinted from the St. Raphael Knights of Columbus website)

Scoutmaster of the Year 2000

Troop 314's Scout Master, Dave Pederson, was named Occoneechee Council's Scout Master of the Year for 2000.

Dave was our scoutmaster from 1994 until 2006. We truly appreciate his dedication, commitment, and hard work. Congratulations and Thank You to Dave Pederson. He remains an active member of Troop 314 as an Assistant Scoutmaster.