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By Veronica Rocha | June 14, 2009
BURBANK— Boy Scout Mark Thomas wouldn’t have wanted to spend his Saturday morning any other way than beautifying one of the city’s most cherished facilities Armed with hand shovels and gardening gloves, Mark, 17, and 25 other Boy Scouts and volunteers, dug holes for blossoming bougainvillea and laid wood chips in a planting bed along the Salvation Army’s building exterior wall on Angeleno Avenue. “I wanted something that was going to be there for them and easy to maintain afterward,” the Burbank resident said.
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By DAVID LAURELL | February 4, 2009
Chaplain David Davis David Davis of Troop 199 of the Boy Scouts of America Verdugo Hills Council proudly stood at attention in the early Saturday morning sun as bugler Dillon Wiegand raised his horn to his lips and officially began the opening ceremonies of the organization’s inaugural Ten Commandments Hike. Following the presentation of the colors at McCambridge Park, Davis welcomed close to 200 registrants who were preparing for the four-mile trek that would pay homage to the moral imperatives that, according to Judeo- Christian tradition, were authored by God and given to Moses on Mount Sinai.
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By Silva Sevlian | November 19, 2008
When the Magnolia Park United Methodist Church needed help paying for its community bus, Daniel Etter’s family donated money from his grandfather’s funeral to help them buy the vehicle used for field trips. The charity of Daniel’s family has proven to extend through the generations, as the Boy Scout is working to repair the 1973 Dodge Carpenter and donate it to the American Indian Children’s Hunger Fund. The $6,000 endeavor is Daniel’s Eagle Project, the last step in his Boy Scout career in order to obtain the position of an Eagle Scout.
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By Jason Wells | November 12, 2008
Cary Michel huffed and puffed Saturday morning all the way back down from Fire Warden’s Grove, a 3.6-mile hike one way. It was the Glendale resident’s first time hiking in the Verdugo Hills, and after Saturday’s hike, she couldn’t explain why. She only knew she’d be back soon. “It was great,” Michel said in between heavy breaths near the bottom of the fire road off La Tuna Canyon Road. “So beautiful . . . and everyone on the trail was great.
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By Silva Sevlian | November 1, 2008
On-the-go chef, Boy Scouts scoutmaster and member of the Burbank Salvation Army Harry Gunn, a dedicated volunteer for the city of Burbank, died of unknown causes Oct. 9 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 79. He died just three months after his wife, Patricia Gunn. Both were known and loved by the Burbank community for their service. “You can say he died of heartbreak,” said his daughter, Wendy Gunn. “It was a special connection — wherever she volunteered, he would help, too.” A 44-year resident of Burbank, Gunn often cooked meals for other volunteers.
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April 5, 2008
BOY SCOUT PROGRAMS WILL BENEFIT FROM AUCTION Organizers are putting the final plans together for the 34th annual Big Strike Auction fundraiser set for April 11 to benefit the Verdugo Hills Council of the Boy Scouts of America. This year’s event begins at 6 p.m. at Burbank’s Castaway Restaurant. Chairmen are Dede Mueller and Greg Krikorian . The evening includes a silent auction of high-value items along with dinner and on-stage entertainment.
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By Chris Wiebe | June 16, 2007
BURBANK — At 4 p.m. on Thursday, more than 50 men, women and children stood in the Burbank Tennis Center with their hands over their hearts. As they recited the Pledge of Allegiance, they joined Americans all across the county who were observing Flag Day with the "Pause for Pledge of Allegiance" — when people in all of the nation's time zones salute the flag at the exact same time. As a part of the ceremony, Boy Scouts in uniform marched five flags out to the center of the assembly as a pre-recorded narrative traced the flag's evolution from its original design — the red cross of St. George and the white cross of St. Andrew juxtaposed over a red background — to the present-day banner of 13 stripes and 50 stars.
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