All of the proceeds from the 5K run/walk will go to Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Troop 557 is holding a lawnmower maintenance day this weekend. You can get your mower fully serviced to make sure its in tip-top shape for spring.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Check out our round up of volunteer opportunities.
Help with Scouting for Food Scouting for Food is a food drive Nov. 17. Scouts collect items to serve pantries during the holiday season. Volunteers are needed from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. to help with collecting, sorting and boxing food collected at firehouses on the bag collection day. Sign up here to help in Ferguson. Sign up here to help in Lemay. Sign up here to help in University City. Sign up here to help in Chesterfield. Sign up here to help in Webster Groves. Sign up here to help in Creve Coeur. Sign up here to help in Ballwin. Thanksgiving fun for Teen Girls Bring simple thanksgiving decorations, supplies for crafts and ingredients for baking cookies and have fun for a few hours with girls in residential care at Epworth in Webster …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Patch has counted 205 Missouri cases in the so-called Boy Scout "perversion files" gathered by the Los Angeles Times. The Greater St. Louis Boy Council wants parents to know it’s working to prevent abuse within its ranks.
In 2010, the Boy Scouts of America were found liable for the molestation of a 12-year-old Oregon Boy Scout in the 1980s. During the case, the Oregon Supreme Court ordered the BSA to release several decades of its confidential "ineligible volunteer files" as evidence. The Associated Press, the New York Times and several other media outlets demanded that the files become public record. On October 18, those records, since dubbed the “perversion files,” were posted with permission of the court by the plaintiff’s attorney. The Los Angeles Times released another batch of records they collected from both the Oregon case and a similar 1992 California lawsuit. Media outlets across the country, including Patch, have been combing through the database…
Monday, May 28, 2012
St. Louis Boy Scouts placed flags on the graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
For 63 years, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers have honored the fallen soldiers of America's wars. Sunday, the tradition continued as more than 4,000 scouts and their families braved the heat to place flags on each of the 189,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. See more photos on our Facebook page.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
There are a variety of Memorial Day ceremonies in and around South County.
Several events this weekend will serve as a reminder to all the sacrifices that have been made by America's heroes in the nation's wars. Thousand of Boy Scouts will fan out among the grave markers at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road, to place small American flags on the graves of the military men and women buried there. Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venture Scouts will perform its annual Memorial Day Good Turn Sunday starting with a ceremony to honor deceased military members at 1 p.m. The keynote speaker for the event will be U.S. Army Major Sean Brown. Anyone is welcome to attend. There also will be an elaborate Memorial Day (May 28) ceremony in Fenton at the Heroes Memorial in Fenton City Park. Participants include…
Sunday, September 11, 2011
After a close brush with death, Michael O'Donnell decided to serve in the Navy.
Michael O'Donnell often wears a thick silver bracelet. Engraved in it, is the name Karl, O'Donnell's business partner turned friend. Karl T. Smith was one of the nearly 3,000 victims on Sept. 11, 2001. He worked on 104th floor of the first tower. O'Donnell and Smith met while trading bonds. He remembers Smith as a man with a good sense of humor, doing great impersonations of the partners they traded with; a good, honest man. O'Donnell worked for A.G. Edwards then, and in Sept. 2001, made a business trip to Long Island to train a sales floor. During the trip, he planned a visit with Smith. The two made afternoon plans for lunch in the World Trade Center. "I was looking forward to it," O'Donnell said. "And, taking in the view." However, that…
Monday, August 22, 2011
The recruiting night will be held Sept. 1.
The Boy Scouts of St. Louis will be hosting a recruiting night at all elementary schools in the Mehlville School District on Sept. 1. Starting at 7 p.m., boys in grades 1-5 will be able to visit any one of their elementary schools and learn about joining Scouts. Each fall, the St. Louis Council puts on a "School Night to Join Scouting" recruitment drive. In past years, more than 8,000 new Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers have signed on. "Over the years, this has been possible because of the cooperation of our school district superintendents, principals and teachers," said Gravois Trail District Director Robert Sinda in an email to Patch. "Letting us use the buildings, passing out flyers, hanging posters and allowing someone from the …
Monday, May 30, 2011
For the last 62 years, the Gravois Trails District of the Boy Scouts of America have organized the decoration of graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery for Memorial Day.
If one good turn deserves another, what do 5,000 good turns deserve? In what has become a 62-year tradition on Memorial Day weekend for the Boy Scouts of America, more than 5,000 Scouts decorated more than 138,000 graves Sunday at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in South County. The Gravois Trails District of the Boy Scouts of America organizes the annual ceremony, which brings together 200 Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews and Girl Scout Troops from South County and the surrounding area. Gravois Trails encompasses the Mehlville, Lindbergh, Affton, Hancock Place and parts of the Rockwood School Districts in South County and the public and private schools that sponsor Scouting groups. The Memorial Day Good Turn is meant …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Spend the weekend enjoying some new experiences with friends and family.
Boy Scout Open House When/Where: noon-3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, St. Matthias Parish Center, 796 Buckley Road Why: The Gravois Trail district of the Boy Scouts of St. Louis is holding an open house for boys and girls ages 14-21 who are interested in joining a Venture Crew, a program offering high adventure programs. Pricing: Free Live Music at Frankie G’s When/Where: 9:30 p.m-12:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21, Frankie G’s 4565 Chestnut Park Plaza Why: To enjoy the live music of Mike Mattingly Price: No cover Joujin’ Spotlights Oakville Band When: 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, May 2, Joujin’ 7321 South Lindbergh Boulevard Why: To hear the local Oakville band Fatboy. Pricing: No cover Scavenge Through the Night (Adults 21+) When/ Where: 7 p.m. Saturday, …