A K-9 obstacle course created as an Eagle Scout project was officially opened at the Kenosha County Detention Center, 4777 – 88th Avenue, on Saturday morning.
On hand were K-9 teams from the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department and the Kenosha Police Department.
Also, at the event was Boy Scout James Nowak, who built the obstacle course as his Eagle Scout Community Service Project. Nowak, a member of St. Mark’s Troop 507, approached the Sheriff’s and Police Departments about the possibility of building the course. The Sheriff’s Department was able to identify a site at the Detention Center that would serve the needs of both departments and allow 24-hour access without disturbing neighbors. This location allows K-9 handlers to train with their partners during their regular work shift anytime of the day or night.
Nowak worked with local volunteers to build the obstacle course. Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. and the Kiwanis made donations toward the project. Lowe’s donated all of the building supplies, which totaled nearly $1,500. Yuka Fence supplied the fencing for the site, said Scout master Tom Zamba.
Said Sheriff David Beth:
“(Kenosha) Police Chief Morrissey and I are glad that James would consider our department K-9 teams for his Eagle Scout Project. This course will insure the health and safety of our dogs for many years to come.”
Ticket price is $6. Kids 3 and under are free. Carry outs are available. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
The meal will be prepared and served by leaders and Scout of Troop 505.
Nicholas Mowry of Kenosha recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor attainable through the Boy Scouts of America.
Statistics show that only 3 percent of the young men who participate in Boy Scouts earn this rank. His Court of Honor was held on Sunday, June 12 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Kenosha and was attended by state Rep. Samantha Kerkman and State Sen. Bob Wirch. He is the son of Mike and Janice Mowry. Mike Mowry is also an Eagle Scout.
Nicholas Mowry first became involved with the Boy Scouts of America as a Bobcat in 2000. In working toward the rank of Eagle Scout since, Mowry has earned a total of 43 Merit Badges, including the 15 required to become an Eagle Scout. He has also served as a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow and is the recipient of the Parvuli Dei and the Ad Altare Dei awards. Mowry has also served in a number of leadership roles, including Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader, and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.
Kindergarten and first grade boys are invited to learn what Tiger Scouts and Cub Scouts are all about. There will be fun and games for the boys and information for the parents..
If you have a son who is currently in grades 1 to 4 and not in Scouting, they can register for Scouting and can participate in summer Tiger activities.
Cost to join is $25, which includes registration fee, regatta (sailboat) kit, summer activities, book and patch.
Call Jim Reeder at 262-632-1655 ext. 21.
Gateway District Cub Scout Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to noon at Anderson Pond off of 22nd Avenue on the Southside of Kenosha.
Deadline for pre-registration at $6 is May 27. Walk in fee is $10 and not guaranteed a door prize ticket.
If you are registering your entire unit, you still need to provide the names of each Scout.
Cost includes: lunch (hot dog, chips, and soda; additional food will be available for purchase at the hot dog stand for family, friends and guests), official derby fishing lure and a ticket for door prize.
Only pre registered Scouts are guaranteed to receive their participation lure on the day of the derby.
Trophies will be awared for the 10 longest fish (tape measured). One additional trophy will be awarded to the Pack who brings in the most participants (only registered Cub Scout count). Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day and you must be present to win.
No fishing license is required for adult participants.
Please pre register and pre pay for Scouts online at www.sewisbsa.com. Do not call the council office to register. If you do not have internet then call Robin and she will get you registered. You will need to include the names of each Scout you register so their name can be included on the fishing derby leader board.
The meeting will be held at the Lake Andrea Picnic Area 5 (across from the beach house), 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie
At the meeting boys will be able to see what Scouting is all about and fun!
Boy Scout Troop 507 will host a Pancake and Porky Breakfast with Bake Sale on March 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Marks Catholic School Gym, corner of 73rd Street and Sheridan Road, Kenosha.
Tickets are $6; 12 and under are free.12
Boy Scout Troop 544 will host a Pancake and Porky breakfast on March 12, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 1st Congregational Church 5934 Eighth Ave., Kenosha.
Tickets are $5; children 6 and under are free.
Cub Scout Pack 583 will host a Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Sunday, March 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 7104 39th Ave.
Boy Scout Troop 525 will be hosting a pancake and porky breakfast, Sunday, Feb. 27, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 7104 39th Ave., Kenosha.
The breakfast will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.
Tickets are $5, with those 3 years old and younger free.
Ticket price is $6. Children 3 and under eat free. Carry outs are available.
Tickets are available in advance from troop members or by contacting spaghetti dinner chairperson Sandi at 694-0794.