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By Kent Doss | May 3, 2013
I know my story is not unique, but that is all the more reason to tell it. I grew up in the Boy Scouts of America and from the time I was a small child my mother was the Den Leader of our Cub Scout troop until I went off to college, and I was proud to have earned my Eagle Scout badge. Between the weekly meetings, monthly campouts, annual summer camps, ski trips and canoe trips, the time and energy that I dedicated to the organization is astounding. That dedication is matched only by the leadership experience, confidence and character that I gained through my relationship with scouting.
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By Jill Cowan | February 6, 2013
In the wake of the Boy Scouts of America's decision to delay voting on whether to lift its ban on gay members and leaders, Orange County scouting leaders said they'll continue deferring to national policies. "All I can tell you is that the announcement came from the national council and is about national policy," said Jeff Herrmann, president and Scout executive of the Boy Scouts of America Orange County Council, "and our Boy Scout council has agreed with the national organization, not just on this issue, but all issues, to follow national policy.
FEATURES
January 9, 2010
Newport Beach Eagle Scout Edward Kehoe and 14 Boy Scouts from Newport’s Troop 37 are working together this weekend to remodel a playground at a local YMCA. Working Saturday and today, the scouts will landscape the playground and build a new swing set at the Central Orange Coast YMCA, 2300 University Drive. An anonymous donor paid for half of the materials the group needs to fix up the playground, but Kehoe hopes to raise an additional $1,400 to cover the rest of the project.
NEWS
December 16, 1999
Noaki Schwartz Gary Adams learned his first leadership lessons from the Boy Scouts when he was 8. After his father died, Scoutmaster "Pop" Clarke's guidance gave Adams the role model he missed. Although it's been years since he was in the Scouts, as Adams sits in his sky-high office at Parsons Transportation Group, the impact it had on his life is evident -- the sentimental Adams still has plaques on his wall to remind him of that time. "It's probably one of the reasons I do what I do," Adams, 45, said, adding that it was the Scouts that gave him a sense of community involvement.
NEWS
May 8, 2002
More than 18,000 Boy Scouts are expected to participate in a three-day series of events titled Scout-O-Rama, running Friday to Sunday at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. About 1,000 Boy Scouts are expected to camp at the Dunes' private facility during the weekend's festivities. The series will kick off with an Eagle Scout alumni reunion to be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday. This event is open to all individuals who have earned the Eagle rank and will include dinner and presentations by Eagle Scout alumni.
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By Lauren Vane | July 7, 2006
Mike Stewart is a proud skipper. And rightly so. Stewart's ship is the Del Mar Sea Scout ship ? a Boy Scout troop on water ? and it's considered the most skilled in the country. In May, the Del Mar Scouts won the 2006 BoatU.S. National Sea Scout Flagship Award, a prestigious honor that's a first for this ship, one of the oldest in the area. On the Del Mar ship, young men ages 14 through 21 learn everything about sailing and the sea ? tying knots, navigation skills, rope climbing and radio communication.
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By Alicia Robinson | November 18, 2006
A championship-winning college sailing coach with nearly 30 years of experience at sea will become the director of the Boy Scouts' Newport Sea Base, officials announced Friday. George Wood will begin as base director Feb. 1. He will fill a post that has been vacant since early August, when former sea base director Charlie Abbott was fired for undisclosed reasons after six months with the base. Wood has been head sailing coach at the College of Charleston in South Carolina since 1980, according to a statement from the Orange County Council of Boy Scouts.
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March 5, 2008
Troop 746 of the Boy Scouts of America honored the largest batch of Eagle Scouts in the group’s history Tuesday night. An Eagle Scout Court of Honor named seven new Eagle Scouts at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which sponsors the troop. Only 2% of Boy Scouts are able to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout by completing a number of activities in order to qualify. The seven youths are: Geoffrey Burns, 16, Sage Hill High School; Danny Emrich, 18, University High School in Irvine; Ross Evans, 16, Corona del Mar High School; Brett Hanrahan, 18, Mater Dei High School; Tom Multari, 18, Sage Hill High; Max Voettiner, 18, Corona del Mar High; and Patrick White, 18, Corona del Mar High.
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By Joseph Serna | April 1, 2010
When people typically think of the Boy Scouts of America, they think of Pinewood derby cars and camping trips. But there’s another branch, and on April 17 it’s reminding the public of everything it has to offer. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Newport Sea Base, 1931 W. Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach, plans to host an opening day celebration with fun for kids and food for all. The location is home to the Boy Scouts of America’s Sea Scouts group, which participates in water-based activities.
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October 11, 2013
James Peter “Pete”  Barrett December 17, 1924  -  September 30, 2013 Pete Barrett was a loving father, engaging businessman, yachtsman, civic leader, private pilot and adventurer. He was also passionate about regional history, led epic family camp-outs, and was very active in the Boy Scouts of America (especially the Sea Scout ship, Argus). Pete was born in Duluth, Minnesota to James Sylvester and Susan Barrett. The family moved to Newport Beach in 1938, and he attended Newport Harbor High School and UCLA.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | October 4, 2013
Sixty years ago, buses carried tens of thousands of Boy Scouts down a little dirt road in Newport Beach to the third national Jamboree - a gathering of troops from across the country. Thursday, about 25 of those Scouts returned to a drastically different landscape. That dirt street had become Jamboree Road, and the land they had camped on turned into a sprawling shopping center - known as Fashion Island - where they gathered around a small monument near Macy's. "Fashion Island was the site of the Jamboree, and the road got its name from that," said Devon Dougherty, chief development officer for the Boy Scouts of America Orange County Council.
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By Kent Doss | May 3, 2013
I know my story is not unique, but that is all the more reason to tell it. I grew up in the Boy Scouts of America and from the time I was a small child my mother was the Den Leader of our Cub Scout troop until I went off to college, and I was proud to have earned my Eagle Scout badge. Between the weekly meetings, monthly campouts, annual summer camps, ski trips and canoe trips, the time and energy that I dedicated to the organization is astounding. That dedication is matched only by the leadership experience, confidence and character that I gained through my relationship with scouting.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | February 6, 2013
In the wake of the Boy Scouts of America's decision to delay voting on whether to lift its ban on gay members and leaders, Orange County scouting leaders said they'll continue deferring to national policies. "All I can tell you is that the announcement came from the national council and is about national policy," said Jeff Herrmann, president and Scout executive of the Boy Scouts of America Orange County Council, "and our Boy Scout council has agreed with the national organization, not just on this issue, but all issues, to follow national policy.
NEWS
May 14, 2012
Slowly and delicately, a crane lifted the M1902U.S. Armyfield gun off its grassy resting place in Costa Mesa on Monday morning. The artillery piece had been in front of the Costa Mesa Police Department substation on West 18th Street for some 40 years, but now, for the next six to eight weeks, it will be getting restored by 16-year-old Brenden Fettis, an aspiring Eagle Scout and son of a Costa Mesa police officer. Brenden chose the restoration as his Eagle Scout project and will get help from other Boy Scouts.
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By Joanna Clay | April 4, 2012
The Webelos Scouts of Costa Mesa Cub Scout Pack 108 on Wednesday gave a special gift to Willard T. Jordan Park, where they meet three times a month. With the help of city staff, they planted a tree as the final requirement to earn their World Conservation Award. It's clear the environment is important to the group of eight Webelos, the highest rank in Cub Scouts. They'll all bridge to Boy Scouts in 2013. "To be good to the Earth, make sure your cup doesn't fall on the ground," Hunter Kennemer, 10, told his fellow scouts after their snack.
NEWS
October 7, 2011
John Uri Crites, 85, a retired aerospace engineer, husband, father (5), grandfather (14) and great-grandfather (21) passed away peacefully at home in Newport Beach, October 5, 2011. John was born in Los Angeles, 1925 to Viola Agnes Uri and Clarence Dynes Crites. His family, older brother and lifetime best friend, Cyrus, and younger sister, Mary, moved to Oklahoma when he was 9 years old. John graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1950.  He was a loyal fraternal member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.  At an exchange with Delta Gamma he met the love of his life and wife of 61 years, Edwina Cornish.
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | August 26, 2011
COSTA MESA - Red, yellow and orange bell peppers were being chopped alongside iceberg lettuce. Juicy red strawberries were sliced, dainty mushrooms cut up. A stew of elk and lamb meat bubbled inside industrial-sized metal pots while steam rushed from others. Corona del Mar High School sophomore AJ Fischer, 15, worked in the middle of the active kitchen, mixing the ingredients for meatballs made from elk, venison and antelope as volunteers and kitchen staff prepared to feed hundreds.
NEWS
March 8, 2011
In rebuttal to the article posted about how Costa Mesa will trap coyotes ("Costa Mesa to trap coyotes," March 3): Rather than trapping the coyotes, why not respond to the public outcry that they treat their own pets responsibly and not allow them to roam at night? We should rejoice that there's still some wildlife left in the concrete jungle that we've created for ourselves. Pets are an artificial means of surrounding ourselves with the animals that we pretend to love. If we love these animals so much, why would they be left outside in the winter cold to become prey for the wildlife that is only responding in a natural way to hunt for food left so conveniently for their sustenance?
FEATURES
By Joseph Serna | April 1, 2010
When people typically think of the Boy Scouts of America, they think of Pinewood derby cars and camping trips. But there’s another branch, and on April 17 it’s reminding the public of everything it has to offer. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Newport Sea Base, 1931 W. Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach, plans to host an opening day celebration with fun for kids and food for all. The location is home to the Boy Scouts of America’s Sea Scouts group, which participates in water-based activities.
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