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 […]

Scouts honor local veterans

Webelos members Justin Fraula, Evan Coberly and Sean McLellan present a thank-you card in honor of Veteran’s Day to decorated Army veteran Sam Russo.

Members of Cub Scout Pack 3285 honored our local veterans for their service to our country on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. At their Pack meeting, the Scouts created special thank-you cards to show their appreciation for the freedoms they enjoy today. Delegates from the Webelos den visited Bishop Hills Elder Care Community in Rockford on […]

Local Boy Scouts attend 9/11 Remembrance Salute

Scouts in salute are (l–r) Zebb VanderKooy, Liam Knisley, Jason Williams and Evan Coberly.

Cub Scouts from Pack 3285 at Crestwood Elementary School took part in the 9/11 Remembrance Salute at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in downtown Grand Rapids. This year over 3,500 Scouts took part in the salute. “We had a wonderful turnout this year, in spite of the rainy weather,” according to Ryan Kreisch, Eagle Spirit […]

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 […]