Memory Lane: Sept. 29, 1983


From the September 29, 1983 edition of The Wayne Herald

Eagle Scout induction is planned

A 17-year-old Wayne youth will be inducted into the Eagle Scout Court of Honor during ceremonies this Saturday in the Wayne High Schol lecture hall. Inducted will be Blaine Johs, son of Dr. and Mrs. Hilbert Johs. Johs began his scouting career at the age of eight as a Cub Scout in Pack 175. After completing Webelos, he became a Boy Scout in Troop 175. Troop offices he has held include assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, senior patrol leader and quartermaster. He currently is a member of the Leadership Corps and an ordeal member of the Order of the Arrow. Johs, who has attended Camp Eagle and Camp Cedars in Nebraska, accompanied his Troop on a 70-mile canoe trip down the Elkhorn River in 1978.

In 1980 and 1982, he went on backpacking trips to the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming. For his Eagle Service Project, Johs assisted in landscaping the grounds of the Wayne County Museum. He also conducted tours of the museum. He is a confirmed member of Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne, and a senior at Wayne-Carroll High School, where he is a member of National Honor Society. Extracurricular activities include cross country, track and band. Johs is a 10-year 4-H member. He was a newspaper carrier for eight years and has done custom computer programming for the past two years. Following high school, he plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in electronics and engineering.