March 19, 2009
Yippy-I-O-Kye-A!! Mounting reservations daily toward an all-time swelling attendance appears to be the result of escalating excitement, enthusiasm and hard work toward this year?s 35th Annual Big Strike Auction Dinner appropriately named ?Scouting for Gold.? This major fundraiser event for the Verdudo Hills Council of the Boy Scouts of America is scheduled for Saturday evening, April 4. The Glendale Civic Auditorium across from the Glendale Community College on Verdugo Boulevard will be totally converted into the stomping grounds of the colorful Old West for this special highly popular scouting event appealing to all for its total western garb, danceable music, hearty chuck wagon buffet, fun games and entertainment offered throughout the entire evening from 6 p.m. on. This year?
February 4, 2010
The Verdugo Hills Council of the Boy Scouts of America gathered in grand fashion on Thursday night to install new officers, recognize award winners and present the Eagle Scout Class of 2009, of which 27 out of 72 Eagles were present, said master of ceremonies and Council Advancement chair Dan Humfreville. Verdugo Hills Council Commissioner Rahla Lindsey was installed as the Council?s new president. She succeeds Council President Tom McLurkin Jr. The Verdugo Hills Council serves Scouts in the Glendale, Burbank, North Hollywood, Sun Valley, Sunland, Tujunga, La Crescenta, Montrose, La Cañada Flintridge and Eagle Rock areas, according to the Council website.
November 24, 2004
Jamboree Troop 826 is comprised of scouts from 12 different troops within the Verdugo Hills Council. The St. Francis Scouts are Andy Cohen, Tom Cohen, Stephen Dennis, Benjamin Granja, Hunter Kirkwood, Spencer Kirkwood, Ryan Kunitake, Chris Saunders and Patrick Schwing. Other Scouts of Jamboree Troop 826 also announced in May, 2004, after an application and interview process are: Thomas Burke, James Fletcher, Alex Gallegos, Shane Garside, Johnathan Jianu, Michael Jianu, David Khudaverdyan, Ted Kim, Kevin Kunitake, Erik Larson, Doorie Lee, Michael Lessley, Collin Lievense, Kevin Markonich, Timothy Markonich, Austin Messer, Andrew Noyes, Thomas Noyes, Steven Peters, Brian Plumtree, Austin Reed, Michael Ryder, Kevin Sanchez, Michael Scarlata, Daniel Smith , Mark Wagner and Luke Webster.
January 12, 2006
The Verdugo Hills Boy Scout Council has appointed a highly experienced and well respected previous regional Council leader as its new executive director. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Pasadena/Glendale, Jon Maeda with a lifetime in Scouting first became field director of the Verdugo Hills Council in 1994 and now returns as its chief executive leader. With parents heavily involved in Scouting programs, Jon Maeda along with his two brothers all became Eagle Scouts with Troup 41. Jon attended and graduated from San Jose State, earning a bachelor of science in criminal justice.
February 2, 2006
Robert L. Bunker is the new president of the Verdugo Hills Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The council includes troops from La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Glendale, Eagle Rock, Burbank, North Hollywood and Tujunga. "Strengthening Families Through Scouting" is the theme Bunker has selected for his term. "Families are the building block of society," he said at his installation dinner, adding that he wants to include more family participation in scouting events during his presidency.
January 19, 2006
Bruce Hinckley is the 2006 recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Award of Excellence from the Verdugo Hills Council executive board of Boy Scouts of America. The council based its decision on Hinckley's numerous contributions to Scouting and other youth endeavors over the years. He will be honored at an awards dinner on Jan. 19 at the Castaways Restaurant. Hinckley was awarded his Eagle Scout badge in 1964, following his three older brothers and later his son, receiving their Eagles.
October 26, 2006
Verdugo Hills Council Eagle Scout moms have undertaken the development of a Boy Scouts of America Camp Scholarship Fund to aid financially needy scouts in attending Boy Scout Camp. A committee of "Eagle Moms" hopes to help meet that financial need by hosting an annual fundraising event honoring women in scouting, with the proceeds supporting deserving and hopeful young men. "Soar a Little Higher Brunch" will be held on Nov. 4 at the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank. A no-host reception will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the brunch and program at 11 a.m. Celebrity speaker Loa Blasucci, a top Hollywood make-up artist for 25 years and columnist for the Valley Sun, will address the inaugural event.
January 15, 2009
35th Annual Big Strike Event nears Widespread Council celebrations are in order as Boy Scouting nationally declares its 100th Year Anniversary while at the same time announcing that its 35th Annual Big Strike Auction major fundraiser for the Verdugo Hills Council has been scheduled Saturday, April 4 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. Jon Maeda , executive director, and the executive board of the Council appointed Jenny Schwing and Linda Fors as co-chairpersons of this year?