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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?
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By Michael J. Arvizu | 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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May 20, 2010
Holden Kilbride new Eagle Scout Holden Kilbride, of Boy Scout Troop 501 from La Cañada Congregational Church, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. This honor follows his 12 years in Scouting, starting as a Tiger Cub, and continuing through Webelos with Paradise Canyon, Pack 519. As a Cub Scout, Holden earned the Arrow of Light. He has great memories of his Cub Scout days, particularly the Pinewood Derby and many Scout trips and hikes. As a Boy Scout, Holden has held the leadership positions of senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader and troop guide.
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March 18, 2010
Council to celebrate BSA Centennial Exactly 100 years ago, in 1910, Scouting moved to the United States from its birthplace in England and was incorporated as Boy Scouts of America by William D. Boyce. In 1911 a 34-year-old Washington, D.C. attorney, James E. West became the first Chief Scout executive and Norman Rockwell was hired as illustrator of Boys Life Magazine. Cub Scouting was launched in 1930. As of 2009 more than 2 million young men nationally have successfully advanced and become recipients of the Eagle Scout Award, of which an impressive number have succeeded just within the Verdugo Hills Council . According to Jon Maeda , Council executive director, “There is much for which the Verdugo Hills Council, founded in 1922, can be proud and celebrate this Centennial having so many members each year with so many achieving high ranks of recognition.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | 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.
FEATURES
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?
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January 16, 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’s Big Strike Auction along with the complete evening of dining and entertainment.
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March 30, 2007
At their upcoming Friday, March 30 Annual Big Strike Auction, boy scouts of the Verdugo Hills Council are offering an 8 week-old yellow Labrador Retriever puppy as one of their exciting live auction items. The professionally vet-checked and inoculated healthy puppy with an accompanying 10-week dog obedience class is but one of many silent and live auction items available at what Council Executive Director Jon Maeta describes as "one of the most spectacular of all 33 annual Auction Dinners to date" Among the over 300 silent and live auction items available for bid on March 30 at the Castaways Restaurant Big Strike Boy Scout Auction are full week resort condos at Cabo San Lucas, VIP Reagan Library Tour with Gourmet Dinner for eight, Disney Club 33 amd Disneyland entry, Glendale P.O. helicoper ride, New Year's Day Parade and Rose Bowl seats, 2007 Indy 500 Seats for four and a North Carolina Biltmore Estate Manor luxurious Cottage stay.
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March 1, 2007
Waves of high excitement and enthusiasm appear to be sweeping over the Verdugo Hills Council of the Boy Scouts of America these days as preparations fall into place, valuable auction items arrive and the date of Friday evening, March 30 draws ever closer for the 33rd Annual Big Strike Auction Dinner . This major once-a-year Boy Scout Council fundraiser will be celebrated at the Castaways Restaurant in Burbank by all San Gabriel...
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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.
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