Scouts’ food campaign aims to impact hunger

Powered by thousands of boys and girls in local Boy Scouts of America groups across West Central Florida, an initiative called Scouting for Food is seeking to collect a record-setting amount of food to fight hunger. Scouts ages 5 to 17 will go door-to-door on Jan. 25 in their neighborhoods to attach door hangers with program information, then return to collect nonperishable food donations … [Read more...]

Troop 33 honors 11 Eagle Scouts

An Eagle Court of Honor celebrated the accomplishments of 11 young men recently at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, in Land O’ Lakes. Each of these members of Troop 33 received the rank of Eagle Scout: Evan Hernandez, Gabriel Vega, Michael Thibeau, Miguel Mockabee, Phillip Morrical, Spencer Huffman, John A. Turbessi, Cesar Arthur Castillo, Ethan Fuhrmeister, Louis Mooney Jr. and Matthew … [Read more...]

Pasco Sheriff’s Office expands youth Explorer program

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Explorer program, which teaches local youth different aspects of law enforcement, is expanding its reach to include middle-schoolers between the ages of 11 to 13. The Junior Explorer Unit— referred to as Explorer Post 915—builds on the agency’s original Explorer Post 916. Chartered by the Boy Scouts of America, these original Explorers are young adults, ages 14 to 21, … [Read more...]

Vietnam veteran receives overdue honor

One Vietnam veteran has finally received his long-deserved welcome. The Wesley Chapel Noon Rotary Land O’ Lakes Satellite Club recognized George Voorhes on June 23 as its first recipient of the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative Lapel Pin. Voorhes, 82, retired from the army in 1974, following 20 years of service. He served in the Korean War and had three tours of duty in Vietnam, … [Read more...]

First annual Swing for Scouting set for July 9

An amateur long drive competition will be to raise money for area Boy Scouts. The first annual Swing for Scouting contest takes place on July 9 at The Abbey Course in St. Leo from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The longest drive competition will have three divisions: Youth (under 18), Adults (18-50) and Senior (over 50). The contest is for amateurs only. Those competing must supply their own clubs … [Read more...]

Scout has a sign in mind for Old Lutz School

Eagle Scout projects are an important part of earning the distinguished designation from the Boy Scouts of America. But because they're normally completed while a candidate is close to graduating high school, their schedule is pretty full. In many cases, they might only have a few months to design, present and complete it. Sam Crawford doesn't have that problem. He's not getting ready to … [Read more...]

Pasco attracts company through incentives

The Pasco County Commission approved an $85,000 incentive to a Land O’ Lakes company that plans to create 17 jobs, with an average wage exceeding $107,000. The company Retail Process Engineering LLC operates at 20537 Amberfield Drive in Land O’ Lakes. It offers a range of strategic, functional and technical retail supply chain consulting focused exclusively on retail. The company, which … [Read more...]