Scouting for Food benefits NKCS

Members of Troop 282 with their initial food collection are (l–r) Andrew Hall, Erik Buelken, Brad Bussing, Sean McLellan and Owen Webber.

Across the country, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts recently joined together for the annual Scouting for Food campaign. In the Rockford area, Boy Scout Troop 282 chartered to North Kent Presbyterian Church, Troop 228 chartered to Bostwick Lake Congregational Church, and Cub Scout Pack 3285 from Crestwood Elementary School collected food items to benefit North […]

Scouts celebrate 87th Cub Scout birthday

Guy and Kelly McLellan are proud of their son, Sean, an Arrow of Light recipient.

Cub Scout Pack 3285 from Crestwood Elementary School celebrated the 87th birthday of Cub Scouting in the United States at their annual Blue and Gold Banquet on February 11 at Bostwick Lake Congregational Church. They also honored their members for their rank advancements during the special evening of ceremonies. Earning Cub Scouting’s highest award, the […]

Shuitman’s celebrate 50th anniversary

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Bert and Linda Schuitman will be married 50 years on Thursday, September 9, 2010. They were married on September 9, 1960 at Bostwick Lake Congregational Church in Rockford. Their children are Scott and Dawn Schuitman and Susan and David Bilski of Rockford. Their grandchildren are Kari, Kevin (Kasie) and Kelli Schuitman, Amanda (Randy) Branderhorst, Andrew, […]

Area groups install computers for Pine Ridge Reservation

JOB WELL DONE—Dave and Dan Davis, Everett Yellow Boy, and Pat Bailey install computer networks at the Allen Community Center.

During the second week of August, a group from Kent County installed 75 computers divided among eight community youth centers on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Home of the Lakota (incorrectly called Sioux) people, most of the reservation is in Shannon County, which is known as the poorest county in the United States. […]

Bostwick Lake Congregational Church holds rummage sale

Bostwick Lake Congregational Church rummage sale will be held June 11 to 13. One half of the proceeds will support the Youth Group mission to Pine Ridge Reservation.