Friday, May 3, 2013
Register by May 8 to earn your Traffic Safety Merit Badge with assistance from the Lake County Division of Transportation and Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Are you a local Boy Scout looking to earn his Traffic Safety Merit Badge? The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) and Lake County Sheriff's Office is here to help. See attached PDF for details. The merit badge program will take place 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at the LCDOT facility at 600 W. Winchester Rd., in Libertyville. A $5 fee covers lunch and is payable on the day of the program. Registration by May 8 is limited to 50 Scouts. Call Mike Dobosiewicz at (847) 377-7416 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
"We plan on making this an annual event, so please make our inaugural year a success!" said Tom Staroszczyk, committee chairman.
With the weather finally warming up, are you planning to start buying mulch for your yard? Grayslake Boy Scout Troop 303 is selling mulch, giving residents the chance to get what they need for their yards and support the local scouting program. This will be the troop's first mulch sale. The troop is selling 2 cubic feet of mulch for $3.25 per bag. There are four colors to choose from: natural, dark brown, walnut and red. You can pre-order via email by April 10 at email@example.com, and there is free delivery to Grayslake residents who order 28 bags (2 yards) or more. You can also visit Lord of Glory Church, 607 W. Belvidere Road, on April 13 and 27, where scouts will load the mulch into your vehicle. You can only pay by cash or check on…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
An Arlington Heights church this week called on the Boy Scouts of America to lift the organizations ban on gay members.
An Arlington Heights church called on the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban against homosexual participants. The United Church of Christ handed out fliers Sunday, Feb. 3 asking its congregation to write letters opposing the anti-gay policy, the Chicago Tribune reported. "Our position is that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) folks, whether they're minors or whether they're adults, have a role to play in our society and our culture," Rev. Rex Piercy told the Tribune. "This (Scouting) organization, which seeks the support of churches like ours, ... stands against the very kind of welcome that we extend to those folks." The youth organization is considering lifting its ban against gay members and leaders, NBC News reported. …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Information gathered by the Los Angeles Times shows the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America who were expelled between 1947 and 2005 on suspicions of sexual abuse. Patch's searchable database allows you to search by cities in Illinois.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Information gathered by the Los Angeles Times shows the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America who were expelled between 1947 and 2005 on suspicions of sexual abuse. Patch's searchable database allows you to search by cities in Illinois. We also put together a story with information about leaders on the list from the north and northwest suburbs.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Members of Boy Scout Troop 96 paid their respect to fallen veterans during their 27th annual Memorial Day weekend Remembrance Event.
"This is a sacred space," said Scoutmaster Pat Klemens of Grayslake, as members of Boy Scout Troop 96 in Grayslake prepared to plant flags near the tombstones of veterans in the Avon Centre Cemetery on Shorewood Drive, near Grayslake North High School. "The boys learn that Memorial Day should be about more than a picnic," Klemens said. "This day is really about remembering those who came before them." The boys involved in the project were between the ages of 11 and 17 and seemed to grasp the importance of the event. "It is really nice to do this because everyone who comes in to this cememtery can see all the flags for the veterans," said Spencer Boos, 12, of Grayslake, as he placed flags near certain headstones. "Otherwise, they might be …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Local Boy Scouts entertained senior citizens at Cedar Villas in Round Lake Beach, spreading holiday cheer.
Boy Scout Troop 73.