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April 22, 2006
Boy Scouts honor 2005 Eagle Scouts The Verdugo Hills Council, Boy Scouts of America, honored the Class of 2005 Eagle Scouts April 6 at a banquet at The Castaway restaurant in Burbank. The council, through its 37 Scout troops, presented more than 60 Eagle Scout awards in 2005. The Eagle Scout award is the top advancement a Scout can earn, and it involves earning 21 specified merit badges ranging from camping knowledge to first aid emergency skills. In addition, the Scout must serve his troop in a leadership position, as well as complete a meaningful service project with the other Scouts in his troop.
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FEATURES
February 25, 2006
'Taking Flight' is theme of Scouts annual auction Plans are flying high for the 32nd annual Big Strike Auction and dinner fundraiser planned by the Verdugo Hills Council, Boy Scouts of America beginning at 6 p.m. March 10 at The Castaway in Burbank. Co-chairmen Jim and Pat Rabe have announced the theme is "Taking Flight" for the event, which supports the many year-round scouting programs, training and learning activities. In addition to silent and live auctions of several hundred items, the evening's entertainment features stand-up comic and live auctioneer Stefane Zamorano and the Forever Paisley singers, who specialize in songs from the big-band era. The council serves Scouts in Glendale, Burbank, La CaƱada Flintridge, Montrose, La Crescenta, said council Executive Director Jon Maeda.
FEATURES
January 28, 2006
organizations Jon Maeda, former field director of the Verdugo Hills Council, Boy Scouts of America, has returned as executive director. He and his two brothers became Eagle Scouts with Troup 41. Maeda graduated from San Jose State with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He initially entered the juvenile probation field. He launched his scouting career at the Pasadena Council and moved to the Verdugo Hills Council as its field director in 1994. Three years later, he was promoted to the Ontario Council and then in 2001 joined the main Los Angeles headquarters.
NEWS
June 18, 2005
TODAY The D'Argenzio Winery presents the grand opening of its Wine Tasting Enoteca (wine room) from noon to 9 p.m. at the winery, 1204 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. Come for tasty Italian appetizers and try the award-winning Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The Wine Tasting Enoteca will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (818) 846-Vino. The Orchid Society of Southern California continues its 65th season with its annual orchid auction from 2 to 5 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 221 S. 6th St., Burbank.
NEWS
April 30, 2005
Boy Scouts of America Troop 50 of the Verdugo Hills Council will have its annual Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. May 7 at the Village Church, 3216 W. Victory Blvd. Tickets are $3 in advance, or $3.50 at the door. There will be prize raffles during the breakfast. Proceeds support the troop's scouting activities. For advance tickets or more information, call Maddy Horne at (818) 841-0455. Cabrini Guild honors its past presidents The Cabrini Literary Guild will honor its presidents at the May 12 meeting at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale.
NEWS
December 1, 2004
Jacqui Brown Taylor Barlow, 14, has a sash full of merit badges he's earned through his two-year participation in the Boy Scouts. The silver-edged ones are the most important right now, because they're what he's already earned in his attempt to move up the ladder to the coveted Eagle Scout status. That's the one badge he wants to see on the sash. It's the one that will set him on equal ground with his two older brothers, who have already received that honor.
NEWS
May 22, 2004
Jackson Bell In nearly four decades of volunteering, she's donated thousands of hours to worthy causes. She's served on scores of community organizations and city committees and she led the Burbank Library Services printer-cartridge recycling program that brought in $14,000 for the town's bookworms. And that was just in Gloria O'Donohoe's spare time. Well, what else is an active 72-year-old going to do? "Why sit at home when we've got all this action?"
NEWS
March 13, 2004
Auctioneer chosen for Scouts auction The auctioneer will be David S. Cohan for the 30th annual Big Strike Auction on March 20 at the Glendale Hilton Hotel. This event benefits the Verdugo Hills Council Boy Scouts of America. Cohan has a reputation as being a highly entertaining and skilled auctioneer, said event chairman Sam Engel Jr. He has provided master of ceremonies and auctioneering duties for public and private institutions and nonprofit organizations.
NEWS
March 3, 2004
EDWARD HEADINGTON Burbank Civitan Club has its 33rd annual St. Patrick's Day Champagne Brunch and silent auction this month. The emerald-laden event raises money for the developmentally disabled by donating the proceeds to A Place to Grow (formerly the Burbank Center for the Retarded), the Special Olympics, and the Civitan International Research Center. Entertainment will include the award-winning O'Connor School Irish Dancers and the Sentimental Journey singers.
NEWS
December 6, 2003
Ryan C. Robinson, the son of Lucy C. Robinson of Burbank, received the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a member of Troop 209. For his Eagle Scout project, Ryan coordi- nated the efforts of volunteers to improve the Messenger Flats Campground. Volunteers installed three fire rings, renovated five picnic tables, installed six traffic stops on the road and made repairs to restrooms. First Aid, Environmental Science and Citizenship in the Community are a few of the 24 badges he has completed in the Boy Scouts of America.
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