Sunday, November 4, 2012
Check out our round up of volunteer opportunities.
Help with Scouting for Food Scouting for Food is a food drive Nov. 17. Scouts collect items to serve pantries during the holiday season. Volunteers are needed from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. to help with collecting, sorting and boxing food collected at firehouses on the bag collection day. Thanksgiving fun for Teen Girls Bring simple thanksgiving decorations, supplies for crafts and ingredients for baking cookies and have fun for a few hours with girls in residential care at Epworth in Webster Groves. Nov. 17, 1 to 3 p.m. Sign up here. Five Acres Animal Shelter Needs Donated Toys Five Acres Animal Shelter houses more than 50 dogs who could use a few new toys. Favorites include stuffed and squeaky toys. They do not have to be new and don't have to …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Check out the round up of stories related to crime in University City during the month of October.
October is ending on a sour note for the University City Police Department with a double homicide on Oct. 29. In case you missed them, these are the University City crime stories published in October 2012. Police Blotters
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The recently released Boy Scout files detailing hundreds of sexual assault allegations against Scouting officials include a man fired from a Clayton troop in 1970 for being a "sexual deviate."
Editor's Note: Patch was unable to verify if the actions described herein were connected to criminal action and therefore we are not naming the accused. The Boy Scouts of America removed a University City man from leading a Clayton troop in 1970 after hearing the man was a “sexual deviate,” according to recently released confidential files detailing hundreds of cases of alleged sexual abuse against Boy Scouts over decades. The Big Brother Organization alerted the Boy Scouts that a troop leader from University City, was removed after “unbecoming conduct” described only as “homosexuality,” according to the files. The report does not mention if the conduct involved children. A search in Missouri’s court records did not turn up any cases …
Monday, May 28, 2012
St. Louis Boy Scouts placed flags on the graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
For 63 years, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers have honored the fallen soldiers of America's wars. Sunday, the tradition continued as more than 4,000 scouts and their families braved the heat to place flags on each of the 189,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. See more photos on our Facebook page.