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Northern Lights Council of the Boy Scouts of America Present Prints to U of M, Crookston
May 3, 2007

Contact: Owen Williams, director of library services, 218-281-8395 ( Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

CROOKSTON, Minn. (May 3, 2007) – Two prints were presented to the University of
Greta Kovar and Chancellor Charles H. Casey
Greta Kovar and Chancellor Charles H. Casey
Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) on Wednesday, May 2, 2007. Greta Kovar, executive director of  the Voyageur Trails District of the Northern Lights Council made the presentation of the prints to UMC Chancellor Charles H. Casey in appreciation for campus support.

The prints were given in appreciation for the help and financial support UMC provides through the printing of the basic training manuals for the Cub Scouts. The BSA collaborates with Linda Wilkens in UMC Printing and Design Services on the printing of the 70-page training manuals. 

The 2006 prints will become part of a permanent collection of the prints housed in the Library at UMC. Artist Tom Saubert painted “Respect & Honor” which depicts four Boy Scouts with the U.S. Flag; the boys in the painting are actual members of the Boy Scout Council. The other print, “Monarchs of the Prairie,” is the work of Jeff Hoff and focuses on prairie flowers and birds. Both artists are North Dakota natives.

The public is encouraged to visit the library to view the entire collection, which were first issued in 1987. For information on the collection, contact Director of Library Services Owen Williams at 218-281-8395 (

The Voyageur Trails District of the Northern Lights Council serves the Minnesota counties of Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Pennington, Red Lake and Polk.

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