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2010 17
WWU Students Design
Patch for National
Scout Jamboree
By Nickol Enss ’10
Dr. Ed Easterling
, a William Woods
University professor, will lead area Boy
Scouts to the 2010 National Scout
Jamboree in Virginia this summer.
When they go, they’ll be sporting a
new patch designed by WWU
graphic design students.
The Great Rivers Council Jamboree
Committee chose Easterling to guide 36
Scouts representing a 33-county area in
north and central Missouri. Now, thanks
to the WWU students, those Scouts
will arrive at the jamboree with a patch
symbolizing their home state.
“It seems almost all awards in scouting
revolve around some type of patch. All
camps have special patches,” comment-
ed Easterling. “Scouts at the jamboree,
or any large scouting event, will trade
patches as keepsakes. In a way it is a
type of competition among councils and
regions of the U.S. We don’t want to
look bad. And, we want a patch others
envy or at least want to buy or trade with
our Scouts.”
This is why he turned to the WWU level
three graphic design class, which he
calls the “ace up my sleeve.”
The class, instructed by Professor
Robert Elliott
, consisted of
of Jefferson City, Mo.;
Frankie Hart
of Lee’s Summit, Mo.;
Sherri Link
of Fulton, Mo., and
Veronica Myer
of Peoria, Ill.
“The class took on the challenge,”
Elliott said. “They worked collaboratively,
brainstorming, reviewing their work
together and giving each other
individual feedback.”
The students came up with fve different
designs to present to the council.
“We want people to know we are from
Missouri,” said Easterling, which is why,
after careful deliberation, Easterling and
the council decided on a design
featuring a mule.
“It was very hard to make a choice
because all fve designs were very good.
We ended up choosing the one with the
mule because it is very distinctive to
mid-Missouri, and we liked its simplicity,”
he said.
The experience provided students with
real-life application.
“At WWU, we are always on the lookout
for real-world experiences for our
students because they tend to be more
engaged and excited about their work
when they have a real client to satisfy
and interact with,” said Elliott.
More than 43,000 Scouts will have the
opportunity in late July to see the patch
at the jamboree, which celebrates 100
years of scouting.
Easterling, an award-winning professor
of business and economics, has been
teaching at William Woods since 1985.
This will be his frst jamboree experience
in his 11 years of involvement
with Scouting.
WWU Adds Minor
in Coaching
By Leah Hohmeier Strid ’10
Beginning in the fall, WWU’s division of
human performance will offer a minor in
coaching, available to all students with
an interest in athletics. The minor will
provide education majors the knowledge
base they need to take on coaching
duties at the secondary school level.
“Any other students interested in
coaching for their local parks and
recreation departments, YMCAs,
club or company teams would also
beneft from the coaching minor,”
Anthony Lungstrum
, division chair,
said. “It will teach them how to juggle
both coaching and administrative duties,
allowing them to run safe, fun and
effective sports programs.”
Ed Easterling
(center) with two of the
Scouts headed to the jamboree— his son,
(left), and
Cole Branson
, son of
Adrienne (Dawson) Branson