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December 4, 2010
The Delphi Academy's Boy Scout Troop 555 is once again wrapping gifts for shoppers from Dec. 13 to 24 at the Sport Chalet, 975 Foothill Bvd., La Cañada Flintridge. The schedule will be posted at Sport Chalet. This is Boy Scout Troop 555's ninth year helping the community and Sport Chalet, which offers the complimentary gift wrapping to Sport Chalet customers for a donation to Troop 555. The Scouts will wrap everything from the smallest gift to the largest items such as bicycles and ping-pong tables.
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By Katherine Yamada | November 30, 2012
Mention Camp Bill Lane to local Boy Scouts of a certain age and you'll get smiles of recognition. The camp, established in the 1940s, hosted hundreds of local Scouts during the years of its existence. Bill Lane, an enthusiastic supporter of the Scouts, had done well as an oil investor. He lived on a large estate near Hill Drive in Eagle Rock and also owned several acres of olive trees near Big Tujunga Canyon in the Sunland-Tujunga area. Scouts had been camping in the area - on an informal basis - since the late 1930s.
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October 23, 2010
Boy Scouts of America, Verdugo Hills Council recently celebrated 100 years of service with a Centennial Breakfast Celebration at Scholl Canyon Estates Retirement Community. Boy Scouts ranging from ages 12 to 88 were represented and cheered as they reviewed 100 years of service and dedication to teaching character in young boys. Some of those attending were Steve Smith , assistant Scout executive; Gerald Kam , Life Scout and resident at Scholl Canyon; Marty Silberstein, Scoutmaster and resident at Scholl Canyon; Keith Sorem , Iron Eyes Cody District Boy Scout chairman; Chief Ron De Pompa , Glendale Police chief; Joe Davenport , Verdugo Hills Boy Scout Council board member.
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By Joyce Rudolph and By Joyce Rudolph | March 4, 2014
Four adult members of Boy Scouts of America, Verdugo Hills Council, were recently recognized for their distinguished service to youth in scouting and in the community at the council's annual business meeting at the Embassy Suites in Glendale. Arto Kazarians of Glendale; Barry Ross and Don Tyndall, both of Burbank, and Kathy Perea of Arleta were voted by their peers to receive the Silver Beaver recognition, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a scouter by the local council.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 29, 2012
A Los Angeles Times database of so-called “perversion files” documenting alleged sexual abuse by Boy Scouts of America troop leaders have expanded to include more information on a handful of cases tied to the tri-city region. The files were obtained as a result of lawsuits against the Boy Scouts by alleged abuse victims or by media organizations. The Times' database provides a thorough picture of the widespread abuse allegations and how they were handled within the Boy Scouts of America between 1947 and January 2005, and reveals many incidents in which the organization failed to report the incidents to law enforcement officials in lieu of cover ups and quiet resignations.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | February 6, 2013
With the Boy Scouts of America announcing Wednesday that it would delay a decision on whether to allow gay members and leaders, local representatives say they are in a holding pattern. Matt Bear, camp director and spokesman for the San Gabriel Valley Council, said that whichever decision the national executive board makes, that's the decision the council would support. “We're still sending kids to summer camp. We're still sending kids to the National Jamboree. Everything's still the same,” Bear said.
NEWS
October 26, 2012
A 26-year-old former Boy Scout employee pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he allegedly stole $28,820 from the organization's Verdugo Hills Council in Glendale. Donald Thurman, who worked part-time in the council's scout shop, faces five felony counts for identity theft, another five felony counts of forgery and a felony count of grand theft for stealing from the Boy Scouts of America, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint. Rick Williamson, the local chapter's acting scout executive, said the council was “very disappointed” about the alleged theft, especially because of the ethics and values the Boy Scouts embody.
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September 27, 2003
Joyce Rudolph For representing the values of Boy Scouting, radio talk show commentator Dennis Prager will be honored at the Good Turn Award Recognition Dinner on Oct. 16 at the Hilton Glendale. Prager will be presented with a bronze statue of a Scout helping a senior citizen cross the street, said Andrew Messer, executive director of the Boy Scouts of America Verdugo Hills Council. It's a figure the Boy Scouts have used since it began in the United States in 1910, depicting their motto, "Do a Good Turn Daily."
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 20, 2012
Of the roughly 5,000 men and women who were ousted from the Boy Scouts of America on suspicion of sexual abuse, several were tied to cases in the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena region, according to an L.A. Times database of “perversion files” released this week. The database of the organization's perversion files identifies as many as three abuse reports filed in Glendale, two in La Crescenta, one in Pasadena and one in Burbank, according to The Times. Those figures could change as more information is released in the coming months.
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By Ryan Vaillancourt | March 17, 2008
Perched more than 2,000 feet above Glendale and its surrounding cities on a crisp Saturday morning, Altadena resident Caleb Scott, 9, dug his shovel into the rocky soil. His first stab at the hillside made a small divot, but with the help of his father, Rod Scott, Caleb picked away until he stood before a hole that was at least two feet deep and another two feet wide ? a suitable hole for planting a seedling stone pine tree. Caleb was one of five Boy Scouts from Den 2, Pack 512 ?
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By Joyce Rudolph and By Joyce Rudolph | March 4, 2014
Four adult members of Boy Scouts of America, Verdugo Hills Council, were recently recognized for their distinguished service to youth in scouting and in the community at the council's annual business meeting at the Embassy Suites in Glendale. Arto Kazarians of Glendale; Barry Ross and Don Tyndall, both of Burbank, and Kathy Perea of Arleta were voted by their peers to receive the Silver Beaver recognition, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a scouter by the local council.
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NEWS
March 3, 2014
Good morning readers. Today is Monday, March 2. As you shake off the weekend and settle back into work, check out these headlines from around the area:  The visiting Golden Knights trailed for the better part of 2 1/2 quarters versus Foothill Blvd. -rival La Cañada in a city showdown that didn't just promise the winner bragging rights, but also a berth in the CIF Southern Section Division III-A championship. Glendale News-Press A life insurance agent testified that she spoke to a 34-year-old Glendale man - who is accused of killing his estranged boyfriend - about the couple's policies the day before he was found dead.
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March 3, 2014
Alvy Moore (Bucky) passed away at his home in Glendale on Feb. 27th, with his daughter and son by his side. He and his wife Lucille were long time residents of Glendale and active members of the community. He was born in St. Joseph County, Missouri and came to California in the early forty's. Bucky served his country in the US Navy during WWii and retired from the Naval Reserve as a Commander. He was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church in Glendale, Glendale Lodge #368 F & AM and was extremely active in the Boy Scouts of America, Verdugo Hills Counsel.
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July 31, 2013
On July 8, the Verdugo Hills Council National Jamboree Boy Scout Troop No. B418 headed out on a grand adventure. We began by hopping onto a plane to New York. Our troop's eventual destination was the National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. We had to get up as early as 4 a.m. to make it to our morning flight from LAX and the plan worked out well, as everyone made it to the airport on time. After a tearful goodbye to the parents, the troop went through tight security, as we would soon do later many times throughout the tour.
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By Joyce Rudolph and By Joyce Rudolph | February 13, 2013
In keeping with the tradition of teaching strong morals and good character, the local chapter of Boys Scouts of America recently combined a learning experience with an activity its members enjoy the most - hiking. About 75 Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Scout leaders and family members gathered at the Burbank First United Methodist Church to begin the fifth annual Verdugo Hills Council's 10 Commandments Hike on Jan. 26. Participants walked 2.2 miles, stopping to hear presentations by clergy on the 10 Commandments.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | February 6, 2013
With the Boy Scouts of America announcing Wednesday that it would delay a decision on whether to allow gay members and leaders, local representatives say they are in a holding pattern. Matt Bear, camp director and spokesman for the San Gabriel Valley Council, said that whichever decision the national executive board makes, that's the decision the council would support. “We're still sending kids to summer camp. We're still sending kids to the National Jamboree. Everything's still the same,” Bear said.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 29, 2012
A Los Angeles Times database of so-called “perversion files” documenting alleged sexual abuse by Boy Scouts of America troop leaders have expanded to include more information on a handful of cases tied to the tri-city region. The files were obtained as a result of lawsuits against the Boy Scouts by alleged abuse victims or by media organizations. The Times' database provides a thorough picture of the widespread abuse allegations and how they were handled within the Boy Scouts of America between 1947 and January 2005, and reveals many incidents in which the organization failed to report the incidents to law enforcement officials in lieu of cover ups and quiet resignations.
NEWS
By Katherine Yamada | November 30, 2012
Mention Camp Bill Lane to local Boy Scouts of a certain age and you'll get smiles of recognition. The camp, established in the 1940s, hosted hundreds of local Scouts during the years of its existence. Bill Lane, an enthusiastic supporter of the Scouts, had done well as an oil investor. He lived on a large estate near Hill Drive in Eagle Rock and also owned several acres of olive trees near Big Tujunga Canyon in the Sunland-Tujunga area. Scouts had been camping in the area - on an informal basis - since the late 1930s.
NEWS
October 26, 2012
A 26-year-old former Boy Scout employee pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he allegedly stole $28,820 from the organization's Verdugo Hills Council in Glendale. Donald Thurman, who worked part-time in the council's scout shop, faces five felony counts for identity theft, another five felony counts of forgery and a felony count of grand theft for stealing from the Boy Scouts of America, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint. Rick Williamson, the local chapter's acting scout executive, said the council was “very disappointed” about the alleged theft, especially because of the ethics and values the Boy Scouts embody.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 20, 2012
Of the roughly 5,000 men and women who were ousted from the Boy Scouts of America on suspicion of sexual abuse, several were tied to cases in the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena region, according to an L.A. Times database of “perversion files” released this week. The database of the organization's perversion files identifies as many as three abuse reports filed in Glendale, two in La Crescenta, one in Pasadena and one in Burbank, according to The Times. Those figures could change as more information is released in the coming months.
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