John Nespoli, President of the St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Lehighton and Carbon campuses, was chosen by the Boy Scouts of America’s Minsi Trails Council to receive its 2022 Carbon County Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen award. He received the award Oct. 27 during a dinner held at Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton.
Someone you know might be hungry. Whether you’re aware of their predicament or not, you can help fight hunger in your community–anonymously–by contributing items to a food collection organized by the Boy Scouts, which will be held this Saturday, Nov. 14.
Boy scouts from Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township joined with other volunteers from the area to participate in Wreaths Across America on Saturday, Dec. 17 by laying wreaths on the graves of veterans in a local cemetery.
On Saturday, Aug. 28 a 20-person volunteer party comprised of local Boy Scouts, Scout leaders, family and friends descended upon Last Chance Ranch Animal Rescue in Quakertown to assist Ben Szydlow–a Saucon Valley High School student–with the completion of his Eagle Scout project.
Representatives from the volunteer fire companies and police departments that serve the Saucon Valley were on hand to be recognized at Boy Scout Troop 319’s annual Blue and Gold Dinner at New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lower Saucon Township Saturday, along with a scout who sold an amazing amount of popcorn as part of a fundraiser for the troop.
Boy Scout Troop 364 has announced that it is collecting old, tattered and soiled U.S. flags for a formal retirement ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at Southern Lehigh Living Memorial Park (under the flagpole) at Rt. 309 and Fairmount Street in Coopersburg. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. Please place flags you would like to have retired in collection bins at the Hellertown post office, 660 Delaware Ave., Hellertown, and the Hellertown Area Library, 409 Constitution Ave., Hellertown.