Rockford grad’s final Scout project to benefit kids in need

Stephani Sawicki shows off donations from Aunt Candy’s Toy Company. The 2012 Rockford grad is creating a library for the kids who stay at St. John’s Home in Grand Rapids.

Lending Library for youth staying at St. John’s Home by BETH ALTENA Every spring graduates of Rockford High School wrap up a major part of their lives to date: saying goodbye to friends who are off to spend summer elsewhere, leaving for college at different schools, realizing the group they have grown up with for […]

Scouts prepare gardens for Memorial Day

Scouts and veterans pay tribute to the American Flag during the playing of “Taps.”

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 […]

Scouts camp out at Whitecaps stadium

PLAY BALL—Rockford’s Crestwood Pack 3285 is led by Jason Andrus carrying the pack flag during the Scout parade at the Whitecaps game.

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 […]

Annual cake auction raised funds for Girl Scouts

Judge Aunt Candy Lancioni chooses her favorites in the Girl Scout spirit category.

From castles to snowmen, volcanoes to teddy bears, dads, uncles, grandpas and their favorite Girl Scout arrived with their entries for the third annual Father/Daughter Cake Bake held at Our Lady of Consolation on March 14.  Twenty-seven cakes were entered in this year’s auction and sold for a total of $1,180 for the financial assistance […]

Rockford Area Girl Scouts Earn Polar Girl Award

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These Rockford area Girl Scouts earned their Polar Girl Award on January 31 and February 1. All 16 girls spent the night outside in tents – in two feet of snow with overnight low temperature of 12 degrees. They were joined by 11 adults, with seven adults choosing to sleep outside too. Everyone enjoyed snowshoe […]