Niagara Gazette

Communities

October 13, 2013

Scouting out opportunities to serve the community

Two scouts have projects serving Niagara region

(Continued)

Niagara Gazette —

Her goal is to prepare 150 bags to be distributed over the next 2 years. 

Teresa  is among about 25 sixth to eighth grade girl scout cadettes working to obtain their silver badge in Niagara County. Each is doing a project to better the region, according to Kelly Garrow, from the Girl Scouts office in Lockport.  There are about 50 girl scouts in the ninth to 12th grade, working toward gold medals, she said.

As for Jake’s ascent to Eagle Scout, only about 2 percent of boy scouts in the nation achieve that rank, according to Stuart Schnettler of the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

In Jake’s Troop 630 at St. Stephen’s Church on Grand Island, at least  one or two boys a year have gone on for their Eagle Scout ranking over the last 50 years. The community benefits from each boy’s projects, including rebuilt nature trails area parks and information kiosks at the ball diamonds, according to his troop leader, Scott Swagler.  Just recently scouts built shelving for a food pantry in Kenmore; and built steps leading to the Lake Ontario in Newfane. Soon, the Grand Island VFW post will get a new roof and siding in an upcoming scout effort, Swagler said.

Most often, these projects are completed with donations. Jake’s bird houses were built with supplies from Home Depot. Teresa has sent letters to area businesses seeking donations for her “Bags of Courage,” and is asking those who wish to donate to her project to contact her at s.buchner@aol.com.

Those who assist area scouts with their projects are getting more for their money, Jake’s cubmaster noted, because the communities benefit by the enhancements of the assorted projects and by the growth in the scouts who create and produce the projects.   

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Communities
  • NIA County fair 1 073114 SLIDESHOW: A (rainy) day at the fair The Niagara County Fair kicked off Wednesday and it was greeted by ominous skies, downpours and warnings of flash floods.

    July 30, 2014 7 Photos

  • Hagar 072914  1 SLIDESHOW: Sammy Hagar rocks Artpark Tuesday night

    Sammy Hagar brought his “A Journey Through the History of Rock” tour to Lewiston Tuesday, and it was both a fruitful journey and solid history lesson.

    July 30, 2014 14 Photos

  • SUN LIFE tattoo 3 072714.jpg [Duplicate] Behind the tattoo gun — Niagara Tatoo Expo coming up

    Tattoos can be a touchy subject. Of course, people have heard they shouldn’t judge a book by its cover; still, people continue to report being denied jobs and being judged harshly for proudly displaying their ink. 

    July 28, 2014 4 Photos

  • NIA Photobomb art 1 072814 Photobombed — Grand Island woman gains internet fame for her momentary star power

    A Grand Island native has become an accidental superstar for photobombing Victoria's Secret model Karlie Kloss. On Monday, Kara Dudley, 22, had followed Taylor Swift into a SoHo clothing store hoping to catch a glimpse of the pop princess. Shortly after Dudley walked in Swift left, walking right past her.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • NIA Fire ceremony art 4 072714 Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 celebrates 100 years with a new addition During the Lewiston Fire Company No. 1's dedication ceremony on Saturday, worn, digitally transferred film ran on an electronic projector in the hall's clubhouse as the abundant guests ate and drank. The images were of celebrations long passed, bygone firefighters at bat taking strikes in a pick-up game and misty plumes dancing against the skeletons of burnt-out structures.

    July 26, 2014 4 Photos

  • NIA Lewiston K9 art 072714 New police K9 coming on board in Lewiston The Lewiston Police Department has announced it has acquired a new K9 for Officer Scott Stafford -- and that it needs a little help from the community.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIA LaSalle reunion art 072514 LaSalle classes to meet again for Hyde Park golf outing Perhaps it's because their building was demolished, leaving no physical evidence of their high school years that LaSalle High School grads are so true to their school. That's what Joel Holka thinks, anyway.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIA Equistar art 072514 Equi*Star celebrating 20th anniversary on Sunday The Equi*Star riding center in Burt will host an open house this Sunday in celebration of twenty years of providing therapeutic riding services.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIA Hibbards anniversary art 1 072414 Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard celebrates 75 years in Lewiston When Jim Hibbard first heard the term "frozen custard," he thought somebody had put pudding in the freezer. "I thought it was like cooked custard when I first heard about it," he said recently, as he and his employees prepared to celebrate his business's 75th birthday this weekend.

    July 24, 2014 4 Photos

  • NAD Artpark review art 072414 A warm welcome back for Aretha Franklin at Artpark

    The Queen of Soul returned to her Western New York roots Tuesday night in what has in recent years become an annual pilgrimage. Aretha Franklin spent a good part of her youth in Buffalo and even told the Artpark crowd she loved the name Tonawanda so much when she was a child that she told people she wanted to live there when she grew up.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways
Opinion
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page