Scouts tour fire station to earn safety badge

SAFETY FIRST—Scouts from Troop 264 pose with Rockford firefighter Robert Berkstressor as they toured the station to earn a fire safety badge.

Rockford has a fire department that is unlike many others, Boy Scouts from Troop 264 learned during a tour of the station on Thursday, June 21. Firefighter Robert Berkstressor welcomed the youngsters and told them he is a believer in the value of Scouting and earned the organization’s highest honor of Eagle Scout in 1976. […]

Rockford Boy Scout troop celebrates 100th

Rockford former Troop 1 was the first in West Michigan.  photo by KYM STEFFES

Rockford Boy Scout Troop 264 celebrated its 100th birthday with a three-day Scout Exhibition at the Rockford Community Cabin August 26 to 28. The Exhibition was planned and executed by the Scouts themselves under the leadership of John Reedy and Michael Julien with guidance from Assistant Scoutmaster Jennie Betz and Troop Committee Chair Beth Reedy. […]

Secretary of State visits Rockford Boy Scouts

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Michigan’s Secretary of State, Terri Lynn Land, was the guest speaker recently at the weekly meeting of Rockford Boy Scout Troop 264. After congratulating the Scouts on their upcoming 100th anniversary, Land informed the Scouts that her office sends out the official congratulatory letter from the state of Michigan for Scouts achieving the rank of […]