EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Austin Pont, an active member of Boy Scout Troop 301, was given the opportunity to join the Buffalo Trace Council’s group attending the 2010 Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia. The Jamboree began July 22 and ran through Aug. 4.

Pont, an active member of Methodist Temple UMC’s Troop, currently serves as Senior Patrol Leader and is a Star Scout. He was recently honored by being “tapped out” for the Order of the Arrow.

The Larry E. Richert Memorial Adventure Fund is a scholarship program intended to assist youth involved in the Civic Youth Serving Agencies/Scouting Ministries of the Indiana Conference to attend High Adventure activities such as jamborees, High Adventure trips, Wider Opportunities and National Leadership Development events.

Any youth who participates in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, Camp Fire, and the Amachi program of Big Brothers Big Sisters is eligible to apply. The youth must be an active member of a United Methodist church and/or an organization sponsored or chartered by a United Methodist church.

The late Rev. Larry E. Richert, who died in 1995, was a long time supporter of Civic Youth Serving Agencies/ Scouting Ministries. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of the Order of the Arrow and a veteran of Philmont. His wife Sylvia is a life-long Girl Scout.

As a former Evansville District Superintendent, he provided much support for Scouting Ministries. This Fund was established in his name by the grateful action of the South Indiana chapter of the National Association of United Methodist Scouters and with the kind permission of Sylvia Richert. Donations are always welcome to help youth.

For more information, please contact Karen Heim-Baugh, president of the Pathfinder Chapter of NAUMS. She can be reached at kheimbaugh@sbcglobal.net.