Five local Scouts recently earned the United Methodist God and Church Award after a nine-week course of study under the guidance of Rev. M. Lynn Snyder at Shavertown United Methodist Church. The Scouts were required to learn more about their faith and the history of their denomination in addition to creating a scrapbook of their study. From left, first row, are Alex McCarthy, Emma Oley, James Hughes. Second row, Hunter Hughes, Rev. Snyder, David Oley. Oley is a member of Girl Scout Cadet Troop 33903 in Swoyersville. The Boy Scouts are members of Boy Scout Troop 281 in Dallas.