- Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)51
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)25
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
Boy Scouts at 100
Almost everyone in America has some image come to mind when the words "Boy Scouts" are mentioned.
For some, it is the iconic Scout helping an elderly woman to cross the street. For others, it is boys in uniforms smartly saluting. For others it is a sash of merit badges. And for others it is the moving ceremony that recognizes a young man who has attained the honored rank of Eagle Scout.
The Boy Scouts of America is celebrating its centennial this year. All year long there have been special events that call attention to the best facets of Scouting. Millions of grown men recall their days as Boy Scouts and credit their Scouting days for molding them in positive ways to become successful fathers and community leaders.
Over the years, countless churches and civic organizations have made Scouting activities possible by sponsoring local dens, packs and troops. This support and encouragement through volunteer adult leadership has set many a boy on the right path.
The activities of the Boy Scouts have managed to keep up with the times. Today's Scouts have a broad range of wonderful character-building opportunities. Hats off to all Scouts and those who support them.