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 […]

Food drive nets 900 pounds for Service Center



Speed records broken at Pinewood Derby

Members of Cub Scout Pack 3285 pose for a group picture following the races.

Carrying on a tradition started in 1953, Cub Scout Pack 3285 at Crestwood Elementary School held their annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 6. Several track speed records were shattered by this year’s racers in each division: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Open Class. Earning top honors in the Tiger den was Caleb Beach followed […]

New members inducted into Cub Scout Pack 3285

New members are welcomed into Cub Scout Pack 3285. Pictured are (front, l–r) Zebb VanderKooy, Jackson Smith, Ian Henschell, Daniel TriesenBerg, Ethan Cowelbeck, Ryan McGee, Chief Who-Ha; (back) Brian VanderKooy, David Smith, Kurt Henschell, Elizabeth and Tom Triesenberg, Connie Cowelbeck, and Debby and Pat McGee.

“A salute to our troops” was the theme for the night as Cub Scout Pack 3285 welcomed six new members to the Pack at their November meeting. In keeping with the tradition, the new members and their families were greeted by Chief Who-Ha. He led the new members through a ceremonial initiation for achieving their […]