Cub Scouts from Den Six, Pack 3265 visited the Rockford Squire newspaper on Thursday, January 12 to learn about communication. The youngsters, from the Ada Vista Elementary Spanish Immersion program, had many interesting questions about how a newspaper is created. They looked at a copy of the first edition of the Weekly Rockford Register from Feb. 8, 1871 and compared it to the most recent publication. The Scouts also were able to look at the bound books of the newspaper and see what was front page news the week they were born long ago back in 2005. We hope they will retain their interest in newspapers.
Local Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts gathered on Thursday, May 27 at Blythefield Memory Gardens for the annual decorating of the veterans’ graves for Memorial Day. The event opened with a memorial flag ceremony conducted by local veterans as “Taps” was played. The young people then gathered handfuls of flags and went row by row, ensuring all veterans were honored. “This is a great opportunity for our kids to connect the past with present by honoring the men and women who have fought for our country,” said Scout Coordinator Kelly McLellan. “Having the veterans join us this year is an added bonus.” Following the placement of the flags, everyone was treated to a cookout dinner by the Gardens’ staff.
Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts were honored by the West Michigan Whitecaps at their home game on Friday, August 28, for the service they give to our community. To begin the night’s festivities, leaders and kids joined together for a parade around the field. Various Scouts continued to assist with game-opening activities by throwing a ceremonial first pitch, escorting the players to the field and presenting the colors for the National Anthem. Following the game, the outfield became a field of tents as Scouts settled in for the annual Scout Campout and movie night on the stadium’s big screens.
Thirteen Cub Scouts from Pack 3285 were inducted into the MLB Players Choice Baseball Card Clubhouse at Legends Sports and Games at Centerpointe Mall. The Club is open to all registered Cub and Boy Scout according to owner Jeff Terchek. The boys attended an informational session on baseball card collecting and each received a collector’s starter kit including two packs of baseball cards and special collector’s album.
Some memorable Cub Scouts visited the Squire offices Thursday, February 26. Scouts and parents were very patient as the host of the event, Squire editor Beth Altena, was half an hour late due to plane delays at the airport. Thank you very much to parents who were gracious over the delay. The kids had a good time looking at papers over 100 years old and guessing what has stayed the same in the newspaper industry as well as what has changed over the years. The kids were from Cub Scout Pack 3283 from Assumption school and Belmont Elementary. They are (back, left to right) Steven Pakiela, Kevin Pakiela, Edward Frey, Ryan Karwowski, (front) Brady Karwowski, Scott Ungrey and John Bina. Thanks for visiting, kids and parents!