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Scouts play a major role in Sidney family


Amanda Tafolla-Sutton / Sun-Telegraph

Burke and Sarah-Kate Splichal, have made a a long commitment to the Girl and Boy Scouts of Nebraska, both working their way through the ranks.

Burke Splichal and his sisters Sarah-Kate and Audrey Splichal have all been participating in scouts since they were young.

Burke, 14, said he started as a Cub scout when he was seven. His determination and diligence to the organization has moved him through the ranks. Burke recently completed his requirements to become an Life Scout, one step closer to Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scout organization.

Working his way up was not an easy process, In the ranks there is a multi-level tier of ranking with requirements ranging from first aid to cooking. Above all requirements is an act...

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