February 14, 2012
Iron Eyes Cody, who became famous as the “Crying Indian” in a 1971 “Keep America Beautiful” commercial, was active in Glendale's Boy Scout program for many years. Cody became involved in Scouting activities when his son joined the Scouts. He taught the boys Indian crafts in his 'Moosehead Museum,' which he had assembled in his Atwater home, according to a 1951 Glendale News-Press article. Because of his work with the Scouts, he was named to the Order of the Arrow, a national award given to Scouts who best exemplify the scout oath and law in their daily lives.
October 27, 2011
Carl F. Graas, Jr. Carl F. Graas Jr., Glendale native and long-time merchant, passed away in Santa Barbara on October 21. Carl was born in 1923 to Carl and Adele Graas, attended Hoover High School and Pomona College. He served in the 100th Infantry Division, fighting in France and Germany in 1944-1945. Carl married Garland Harton in 1948. They have one son and three daughters. Carl was a long-time partner in C.F. Graas Floor Coverings, established by his father in 1921.
March 7, 2011
Frances Eleanor Smith Prosser Frances Eleanor Smith Prosser, age 92, was 12-5-1918, in Roundup, Montana, to Florence Edna (Wilson) and Howard Tilton Smith, the youngest of four children. Died February 28, 2011 at her home in Poulsbo, WA, where she had resided since May 2005. Married to John Warren (Jack) Prosser on January 30, 1941, in Glendale, CA, where they made their home, and celebrated their 50 th wedding anniversary before her husband’s death in May 1992.
January 25, 2010
Four cars sat idling atop the ramp. Three were without drivers, but one had a Lego man glued in, hands in the air like he was riding a roller coaster. And then they were off — the cars swooped down the 8-foot ramp and across the 40-foot track in about five seconds at the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby race Saturday morning. “It is something we have every year, and it’s one of the Scouts’ favorite things,” said Greg Schowengerdt, assistant cub master.
July 30, 2009
Since childhood, much of Ross Kelsey’s life has been linked to Boy Scouts, in one way or another. He has been a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Webelos den leader, scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America National Council district commissioner and Friends of Scouting chairman. Currently, he volunteers as vice president in charge of programs for the Verdugo Hills Council in Glendale. There is only one part missing from Kelsey’s life of Scouting activities. He was never an Eagle Scout.
August 9, 2008
STUDENTS NAMED TO INTERNSHIP PROGRAM The Armenian National Committee — Glendale Chapter Summer Internship Program participants are Nare Kupelian, Talar Malakian, Greg Mirza-Avakyan and Tatev Oganyan . Nare, a senior at Glendale High School, has been involved in the Associated Student Body, serving as vice-president last year and director of finance this year. She has also served as the president of the Student Senate. Last summer, she participated in a congressional seminar in Washington D.C. Next year she will attend the Eleanor Roosevelt College at UC San Diego to study political science/international relations with an emphasis in pre-law.
February 15, 2008
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of the Foothill area met together at the Boy Scouts of America Verdugo Hills Council in Glendale for the Pirates of the Verdugo Hills Raingutter Regatta. Dressed in pirate garb or Scout uniforms, 12 scouts (and a few little sisters for good measure) brought out little wooden, single-masted models they had shaped, painted and decorated. Two 6-foot rain gutters set on sawhorses awaited the boys? boats. Once the race started, the boats couldn?t be touched, but instead the sails were eagerly blown upon to power their movement along the raingutters.
July 6, 2007
Many times non-profit organizations are remembered only over the Christmas holidays, but Monte Vista Elementary School's Pack 302 wanted to make sure that the children staying at the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House over the summer would have some red, white, and blue cheer. Individual dens (the Wolves, the Bears, Webelo I and Webelo II) made decorations and purchased patriotic pinwheels, lawn stakes, and four large buntings to bring 4th of July to those staying in the house this week.
April 13, 2007
LAKE VIEW TERRACE — Cub Scout Pack 555, sponsored by Delphi Academy of Los Angeles, recently led a campaign to gather needed items for the Wildlife WayStation. The WayStation, located on Little Tujunga Road in the Angeles National Forest, is a refuge for wild and exotic animals that have been abused, abandoned, orphaned and injured. The Scouts collected dried fruit, chimp clothes and toys, first aid supplies, blankets, maintenance and office supplies, and more. These items will be used to help the animals and support the WayStation.