Monday, October 29, 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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Monday, October 29, 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 Ohio.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Scouts integrate fun with a focus on citizenship.
Expect to see the familiar blue Scouting outfits at numerous fall events in Avon Lake, as Cub Scout Pack 334 gears up for its fall drive—and activities. ‘You will see us in uniform at both the Homecoming and Memorial Day Parades,” Den leader and Leadership Committee member Scott Danniger said. “We perform Color Guard duties at some of the (Avon Lake) high school basketball games. And we participate in food and clothing collections throughout the year as well.” September is also a big month for the pack. “Our first campout is a ‘Welcome to Scouting’ campout,” Danniger said. “It is held at Walker Road Park in September. We will begin with a Fishing Derby, after we eat, we will have a presentation from the French Creek Nature Center. We …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Another look at the Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival
The eighth annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival brought out duct tape fans from local organizations to Miss America. Fun uses of the product made by Avon-based ShurTech were all over the place, from the sporting items showing this year's "Real Fans Stick Together" theme to Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan's own creations. Here are the prizes for this year's parade floats: Best of Show: A Bride's Design Best Adherence to Theme: Home Depot Most Colorful: Cub Scouts Pack 333 Best Use of Duct Tape: Avon Baptist Church Most Creative: Another 4-H Club Best Team Spirit: Discovery Church Check out the video for more of the weekend's highlights.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The first a child spends time away from home leaves this mother feeling cold and anxious.
I know how important it is for my oldest son to begin separating from me and my husband as he approaches adolescence, but I wasn’t prepared for how hard the process sometimes is. He had his first long-distance camp out with Boy Scouts this past weekend and it was cold, extremely windy and often raining. Plus, he was in a tent. He was with three other boys but still – a tent in the wind and rain? I was worried. His father was one of the adult supervisors so at first it was kind of nice to have two less people in our small house. There would be less squabbling between the children and I would have fewer demands on my time which was nice because I had a lot of studying to do. Friday night and half of Saturday flew by. Then the wind and rain …
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Many of us were Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and are now passing on the tradition.
I was a Girl Scout for several years and I remember some of those field trips and camping trips as some of the most fun I had with my friends. Now it’s my turn to watch my kids go through scouting. Our two boys are both in scouts, one is a Boy Scout and one is a Cub Scout. Our oldest intends to go all the way to Eagle Scout. As a mother, I’m curious about the Boy Scouts since I have no experience with the organization. I was hoping for lots of secret stuff and rituals but no luck so far. They boys do have fun building their Derby cars each year and I admit to grabbing the edge of my seat during the annual Pinewood Derby races. When I was in scouts, we had a couple camping trips each year and the occasional field trip and regular meetings…
Share a memory, or tell us why your child is (or isn't) involved in Scouting.
Moms Talk (Parents Talk) invites Avon Lake moms and dads to add their opinions on important topics. Each week our parents council of experts will take your questions, give advice and share solutions. (Want to join the moms council? Email Lori.Switaj@patch.com. Dads are also welcome.) Moms, dads, grandparents and the diverse families who make up our community will have a new resource for questions about local neighborhood schools, the best pediatricians, 24-hour pharmacies and the thousands of other issues that arise while raising children. Today's question is: Are your kids involved in scouting and if so, what are the benefits? Share your scouting memories with us, too. Read Alicia Castelli's column on her scouting take. We invite you to …