Boy Scouts

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is hosting its Community Day of Remembrance where more than 1,000 West Michigan Boy Scouts are saluting the flag from sun up to sundown paying their respects to all who died 16 years ago during the 9-11 terror attacks. “

Second row attention. Right hand salute.”

“How many times have you saluted?” I ask a young Boy Scout. “Probably around 20?”

“First row, too. Left face. Forward march.”

“7:18 this morning…”

“All rows advance.”

The place where Boy Scouts in West Michigan gather is about to expand its walker facility and programs offered.

WGVU finds out why community leaders are making a multimillion dollar investment.

“On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and to country…”

This is what the future of scouting sounds like. And this is the voice of an old Boy Scout who hears them.

“Neighborhoods change around us. Purposes change. Society, culture and habits change, needs change.”

Scout improves police shooting range in western Michigan

Sep 15, 2015
Allegan County Sheriff's badge
Allegan County Sheriff's Department

A teenager has greatly improved a shooting range used by police officers and sheriff's deputies in western Michigan.

Alex Carrier built a shooting shelter and benches for his Eagle Scout project in Allegan County.

The 16-year-old is a member of Troop 354 in Jenison, southwest of Grand Rapids.

Alex was assisted by his parents and other members of the troop.

Area businesses donated tools, lumber and other supplies.

Sheriff Blaine Koops recently presented Alex with a certificate of appreciation.