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Scouts and adult leaders recognized

Photo Provided Two Chiefs District Vice Chief Carolyn Clements, from left, Anthony Kniszek, Kelli Kniszek, Aiden Kniszek and District Director Melissa Reinbold participate in the group’s annual dinner.

WINTERSVILLE — Two Chiefs District of the Ohio River Valley Council Boy Scouts of America held its annual dinner to recognize outstanding adult leaders and the 2020 Class of Eagle Scouts.

On April 17 at Zalenski’s Family Eatery and Pub, the night began with Connie Duffy, cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 415 that meets at Wintersville United Methodist Church, received the Unit Leader Award of Merit and earned her Cubmaster Key. Duffy was very humbled and gave credit to the leaders of her pack.

The Emergency Preparedness Award was given to Two Chiefs District Unit Commissioner Larry Mosti. The award is given to leaders who have filled the requirements and have had special training such as Mosti has had as a member of the Toronto Fire Department.

The highlight of the evening was the District Award of Merit, which was presented to a dynamic couple. The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level.

The 2021 recipients are Kelli and Anthony Kniszek from Cub Scout Pack 415. They have stepped up to lead the district’s day camp held at Brooke Hills Park as well as always being the first to volunteer to assist any of the district’s functions. Anthony has taken the Cub Scout Shooting Range safety course and has been the safety officer at many events.

They are no strangers to safety, as they are both members of Wintersville Fire and Rescue — Kelli as an EMT and Anthony as a firefighter/paramedic. Kelli, who is also an employee of the city of Steubenville, is also an active college student.

They currently have a Cub Scout son, Blake, and a newly crossed over Boy Scout, Aiden.

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