CHICAGO | The East Side Lions once again invited representatives from local Scouting organizations to visit their meeting on Feb. 18 at the East Side United Methodist Church to recognize their involvement in the community.
SCHERERVILLE | The Boy Scouts of America Calumet Council gave the town an award of appreciation during a recent Town Council meeting.
VALPARAISO | They stood at attention in the pouring rain, hands on their hearts saluting the flag burning in the campfire.
CROWN POINT | Two Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 45 in Crown Point recently participated in the corn eating contest during the Crown Point Corn Roast lsat weekend.
LANSING | Members of Lansing Boy Scout troops 271 and 276 helped to honor local veterans at a Veteran Appreciation Dinner organized by the Lansing Junior Woman's Club that was recently held at the Knights of Columbus.
Region views on Boy Scouts
Timothy Madden, Valparaiso | "I think it's a step in the right direction. Look how long it took to get there. Maybe in another couple of years they will allow the gay leaders as well."
Ralph Brown, Cedar Lake | "It doesn't affect me one way or the other. I would have no problem with it."
Lisa Williams, Saulk Village | "I don't think it has anything to do with social performace. It wouldn't affect their job or membership."
Mike Pawlicki, Munster | "I'm fine with it. I don't a problem with it at all."
Laura Wynn, Merrillville | "It's important to be all-inclusive and not discriminate. Exclusion is not living up to what this country is about. There should be no discrimination for anyone."
Justin Wythe, Cedar Lake | "I have no problem with it. I was a Boy Scout from 8 years old. I don't see why being gay from a child to an adult would make a difference being involved in the Scouts. "
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MUNSTER | Calumet Council Boy Scouts of America saluted Times Media Co. Publisher Bill Masterson Jr. on Wednesday as 2013 Distinguished Citizen of the Year in his last public appearance before starting his new position with Berkshire Hathaway in Oklahoma.
VALPARAISO | From church services and Shakespeare to Lazer Ball, the upcoming season at Central Park Plaza promises to be busy and varied.
MUNSTER | “Thanks to the Scouting program and the Venture Scouts, I’m not afraid to try new things,” said Terres Gacek as she was recognized recently at the Calumet Council’s Annual Eagle Recognition Dinner for becoming the first female Venture Scout in the council to be awarded the Silver Award.
LANSING | IBEW 697 members Joe Pfister, Matt Valant, Joe Dancho and Mike Larson hosted Boy Scout Troop 276 at their apprentice training center to complete the requirements and earn the Electricity Merit Badge.
LANSING | Scout Matt Stutler of Troop 276 successfully completed his Eagle Board of Review on Feb. 4 and attained the Eagle Scout rank.
LANSING | Cub Scout Pack 247 recently honored some members who became Boy Scouts.
The Webelos 2 of Cub Scout Pack 247 in Lansing recently had a crossing over ceremony, leading to Boy Scouts. Pictured are Joseph Kerwin, Sam Sheppe and Sean Shuljak with their parents.
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