| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:00 AM
With her right hand, my 8-year-old daughter, Kalian, presses the red-hot soldering iron against the circuit board. With her left hand, she guides a thin, tin wire until it's pressing against both the circuit board and the tip of the iron.
The tin begins...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Friends and family this week remembered former Wilmette village trustee J. Kroy Ostergaard as a man whose friendly, problem-solving attitude toward life was forged in World War II mountain combat and three quarters of a century in the scouting movement....
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:13 PM
The Boy Scouts of America's youth membership fell 7.4 percent last year, continuing a decade-long decline for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations, a spokesman said Friday.
More than 2.4 million youth participated in its programs in 2014, along...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Compassion, self-discipline, and a good moral compass are a few of the traits instilled in Boy Scouts from a young age.
For proof, just ask Lincolnwood teenager Ian Klatzco, who learned more about self-discipline and diligence in two days than some...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 10:59 AM
More than 170 people turned out on Jan. 11 to celebrate five Boy Scouts from Troop 66 in Thompson who attained the rank of Eagle Scout. The Eagle Court of Honor recognized Lee Gendron, Jacob Houghton, Benjamin Kuebler, Zachary Rood and Connor Shea for...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Leadership is something Alexandria Ippolito doesn’t have a hard time expressing, especially through her deeds.
The 16-year-old Elmwood Park resident and member of Girl Scout Troop 21822 in Chicago recently received the Girl Scout Gold Award, the...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:57 PM
Area Girl Scouts who have achieved their Gold Award were chosen to be members of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Tournament Troop.
They carried banners announcing the award-winning floats in this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year&...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Ryan Douglas' Eagle Scout project has made a lasting impact at Tree Tops Park in Davie.
The 17-year-old junior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School spent about five months surveying, mapping and placing 37 markers over the 155 acres of trails. In addition,...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 3:22 PM
BOZRAH — Generations of Boy Scouts pitched their tents and explored the woods at Camp Tadma, and now that the property is up for auction, conservationists see a rare opportunity to preserve a prime slice of the state's wilderness.
| Dec 15, 2014
| 2:42 PM
WATERBURY — A Superior Court jury handed up a $7 million verdict against the Boy Scouts of America on Friday, finding that the organization was liable for sexual abuse committed by a scout leader in New Fairfield in the 1970s.
Court records show...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:04 PM
L.V. ZOO'S WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR A WALK-THROUGH WONDERLAND
In its 40-year history, Lehigh Valley Zoo has never shined as brightly it has during the past few weeks.
That's because the 29-acre zoo in the center of the Trexler Nature Preserve in...