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Scout Earns Top Rank with the skimboard-backed bench he designed for the Congregational Church. Griffith, a senior and AP scholar at Dana Hills High School, designed and built three benches for his church, Laguna Beach’s Neighborhood Congregational Church. “I wanted the benches...

George Staight

George Staight, a longtime resident of Laguna Beach, peacefully passed away at home on Nov. 12, at the age of 65, after battling stomach cancer.  He was comfortable and surrounded by his wife of 42 years, Lisa, and their three children, Patrick, Kevin, and Annie. Staight treated...

What Scouts and Young Men Most Need

Editor, I know my story is not unique, but that is all the more reason to tell it. I grew up in the Boy Scouts of America from the time I was a small child, and my mother was the Den Leader of our Cub Scout troop, until I went off to college, proud to have earned my Eagle Scout...

Devin Lowell Aitken Hands

Devin Lowell Aitken Hands passed on to his next adventure on Jan. 19, 2013.  He was surrounded by his immediate family.  He would have been 23 years old on Jan. 28. He was born Jan. 28, 1990, in Laguna Beach, where he lived his entire life.  He was a kid and a young man . . . all...

9/11 Remembrance at Church

Troop 35 Boy Scouts and Pack 35 Cub Scouts performed a flag ceremony during  Laguna Presbyterian Church’s remembrance of the events of 9/11, which included Jerry Tankersley’s sermon titled “Homeland Security”. With both Scoutmaster Doug Rubino and Cubmaster Tom Fay in attendance,...

9/11 Remembrance at Church

Troop 35 Boy Scouts and Pack 35 Cub Scouts performed a flag ceremony during  Laguna Presbyterian Church’s remembrance of the events of 9/11, which included Jerry Tankersley’s sermon titled “Homeland Security”. With both Scoutmaster Doug Rubino and Cubmaster Tom Fay in attendance,...

John Curtis Ware

John Curtis (“Cactus”) Ware, a Laguna Beach native, passed away Easter weekend. Ware had an unmistakable voice, magnetic smile, and was well-known in Laguna. His family contributed to the original development of Laguna Beach, beginning in the early 1900s when Coast Highway was a...

Cubs Advance in Scouting

Laguna Beach Cub Scouts Pack 35 celebrated the advancement of nine Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts in the Arrow of Light Ceremony during the Blue and Gold Dinner held recently at the Laguna Presbyterian Church.  The dinner celebrates the founding of Boy Scouts of America and the Arrow...

Cubs Advance in Scouting

Laguna Beach Cub Scouts Pack 35 celebrated the advancement of nine Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts in the Arrow of Light Ceremony during the Blue and Gold Dinner held recently at the Laguna Presbyterian Church.  The dinner celebrates the founding of Boy Scouts of America and the Arrow...