Saturday, January 5, 2013
Scouts’ projects benefited local parks, a veterans memorial garden, a special-needs camp and a wolf ranch.
Local Boy Scout Troop 149 has awarded 33 Eagle Scout ranks over its 53-year history – and this weekend, the troop will bestow the prestigious award upon six more young men: Brian Finnegan, Justin Stanwyck, Paul Rachwalski, Joshua Wiktor, Delaney McGuire and Joseph Walano. The Eagle Scout ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 18 at 15052 S. Archer Ave. in Lockport. According to Boy Scouts of America, the rank of Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting. A Boy Scout must progress through the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star and Life before becoming an Eagle Scout – as well as live by the Scout Oath and Law in his daily life, earn 21 merit badges, serve six months in a …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Nine-year-old Aiden DiTola, a member of Cub Scout Pack 61 in Lockport, died Sunday after falling 15 feet down a ravine in Kankakee County.
Before celebrating its 50th anniversary Monday night, Lemont Cub Scout Pack 149 held a moment of silence for a 9-year-old Lockport boy who died Sunday after falling down a ravine during a camping trip. Aiden DiTola, a member of Cub Scout Pack 61 in Lockport, fell about 15 feet and struck his head on a rock as he fell to the bottom of a ravine near the Indian Caves area of Perry Farm in Bradley, according to a Sun-Times Media report. He was airlifted to Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead at 1 p.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. READ MORE: "Homer Township boy dies as result of fall" On Monday, Lemont Cub Scout Pack 149 held its 50th anniversary ceremony at the Lockport American …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Lemont Pack 149 served up pancakes and eggs for dozens of guests Sunday at the the American Legion in Lockport.
Dozens packed the American Legion in Lockport on Sunday morning for Lemont Cub Scout Pack 149's annual pancake breakfast. During the event, the boys served up eggs, pancakes, tater tots and orange juice to families, while pack leaders sold raffle tickets for "split the pot" and a number of prizes. All proceeds from the event benefit Pack 149.