Saturday, October 20, 2012
Almost 300 Illinois records are included in the Boy Scouts of America's once-secret "perversion files." Search for your town or troop number.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Patch's searchable database allows you to search by cities in Illinois. Information gathered by the Los Angeles Times shows the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America who were expelled between 1947 and 2005 on suspicions or confirmation of sexual abuse. If a troop is listed, a case file exists. At this time, not all case files are available online. As new documents become available, Patch will update this database.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Even children can truly make a difference.
There are 13 more heroes in Chicago's collar communities. None of them is named Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber. Still, they are young. They are impressive. These 13 young men, ages 11 to 14, were put to the test and they passed. They are Boy Souts. They were prepared. They are most certainly heroes. It wasn't long ago when an Evanston man was riding his bike along a path in Palos. Out of his element, Andy Matthews, accidentally hit a large rock—with his face. In shock, Matthews struggled to get to safety. He came upon the New Lenox Boy Scout Troop 44 on a hike. The boys noticed Matthews swerving on his bike, disoriented. They asked if he was OK. After the man answered no, the boys noticed his eye was swolen shut. His shirt was torn, and he …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
The troop made sure America's colors were flying across the village this Fourth of July with its "Flags Over Lemont" program.
Each week, Lemont Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week as the Patch Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to Local Editor Amanda Luevano at email@example.com. Be sure to include all of the information included below. And without further ado, this week's Whiz Kids are... Accomplishment: On June 28, members of Boy Scout Troop 49 in Lemont spent hours putting together hundreds of American flags for their "Flags Over Lemont" program. On five of the nation's flag holidays (Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Lemont High School junior Justin Stanwyck, 16, recently improved running and walking conditions on Centennial Campus as part of his Eagle Scout service project.
A Lemont High School junior will soon achieve the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout after completing a service project to refurbish a Lemont Park District walking trail. Justin Stanwyck, 16, began work in November 2010 to clean up the trail through the woodsy area of Centennial Campus, 16028 W. 127th St., which serves Old Quarry Middle School students and members of the Lemont community. As a member of Lemont Boy Scout Troop 149, Stanwyck was required to complete a community service project to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. He decided to work on the trail to make it more appealing to walkers, hikers and runners, park district officials said. "The reason I chose this as my final project was because it it was one of the trails that I ran …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Members of Troop 49 began installing American flags at dawn Sunday in honor of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Boy Scout Troop 49 marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday by posting more than 280 American flags in front of homes and businesses throughout the community. According to Troop 49 Scoutmaster Pat Troy, the boys install flags around Lemont on five of the nation's flag holidays. Residents and businesses can register to participate throughout the year, he said. Because Sept. 11 has fallen on weekdays when school is in session, the scouts have been unable to post flags in recent years. On Sunday, however, the boys set out at dawn to deliver the flags along 10 different routes, and returned again at dusk to take them down. Assistant Scoutmaster Colleen Leahy said of the tradition, "It's really moving to drive down the different streets …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Partnership with village's Heritage Committee would add youth recreation site along I&M Canal.
The Heritage Quarries Recreation Area could soon be home to a new youth camp and recreation site thanks to a proposed partnership between the village and local Boy Scouts. During the Village Board’s committee of the whole meeting Monday night, Trustee Jeanette Virgilio presented a proposal from the Lemont Heritage Committee and the Lemont Boy Scouts to create a youth campsite along the Illinois and Michigan Canal. The plan would add a camping area to a portion of the Heritage Quarries, as well as a fire bowl, barbecue pit, shelter, latrines, picnic tables and possibly a water supply. Campgrounds would be available not just to Boy Scouts, but several youth groups in the community, Virgilio said. “I think it’s a great opportunity to bring …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Residents have plenty to do this weekend, from car washes and garage sales to an alumni event and Biker Sunday.
The Lemont High School Alumni Association is holding a social event at 3 Corners Grill and Tap, 12371 Derby Road, on Friday called "Three Happy Hours." The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. No RSVP necessary. Boy Scout Troop 49 is holding a car wash fundraiser at Lemont Express Car Wash, 1174 State St., on Saturday. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christ Community Church, 13400 Bell Road, is hosting its second annual Garden Walk from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The group will visit prize-winning blooming gardens and have lunch. For more information, call 630-257-7770 or visit www.ccconbell.com. Patch readers can take advantage of our events calendar by posting information about local garage sales. Here are this week's sales: The …
Monday, February 14, 2011
More than 50 boys and their families took part in the ceremony, which was held Saturday afternoon at the new Lemont Township Community Center.
The Lemont Cub Scouts Pack 149 marked the 101st birthday of the Cub Scouts and the advancement of more than 50 boys with their annual Blue and Gold Banquet on Saturday. The theme for this year's luncheon, which was held in the new Lemont Township Community Center at 16300 Alba St., was "Resourcefulness." As such, decorations and ceremonies promoted the idea of being environmentally conscious. As part of the ceremonies, awards were presented to more than 50 boys who completed the required tasks or activities to advance to the next level of Cub Scouts. Additionally, eight second-year Webelos crossed over to Boy Scouts. "This is our biggest event of the year, and it's really a celebration of everything we've accomplished and all our core …