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Ben Rogers, the ‘go-to guy’ for Catholic Scouting in Moline, receives honor

Ben Rogers has "seen it all and done it all" in decades of involvement with Catholic Scouting in the Moline area. He was awarded the St. George Emblem by Bishop Jenky at the Diocesan Scout Mass on Feb. 10. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

MOLINE — His father was a cubmaster, and his mother was a den leader, so you might say that Ben Rogers came by Scouting naturally as a kid growing up in Rock Island. He and his two brothers started as Cub Scouts and worked their way up. While he took a few years off between […]

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Hometown bishop returns to Moline to help Boy Scout Troop 109 mark centennial

Past and present members of Troop 109 at Sacred Heart in Moline pose for a group photo after the Mass for Scout Sunday on Feb. 4. Among them is Bishop Christopher Glancy, CSV (kneeling, second row), who attained the rank of Eagle Scout with the troop in 1977. Troop 109 is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

MOLINE — Members of Boy Scout Troop 109 at Sacred Heart Church are fond of saying, “Once a member of Troop 109, always a member of Troop 109.” That proved to be true Feb. 4, when Auxiliary Bishop Christopher Glancy, CSV, of the Diocese of Belize City-Belmopan in Belize, returned to his hometown to celebrate […]

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Holy Cross, Champaign teacher, award recipient, sees value in Catholic Scouting

Anthony Frasca, assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 9 of Holy Cross in Champaign and a Bronze Pelican recipient, is shown with Scouts Anthony Frasca Jr., Jack Williamson and Forrester Coleman during the troop's recent ski outing to Wisconsin. (Provided photo)

CHAMPAIGN — Anthony Frasca wasn’t involved in Scouting as a youth and had never been camping when he got involved as another way to spend time with his son, also named Anthony. That was seven years ago. Both Anthonys kept going and now spend more than 20 nights a year outside under the stars — […]

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Scouting helps all become ‘givers and servers,’ says bishop at annual Mass

Bishop Jenky shakes the hand of Michael Targos of Troop 156 after presenting the Pope Pius XII medal to him at the Diocesan Scout Mass on Feb. 12. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Jesus wants us to hold nothing back, but to give all we have — talents, skills, enthusiasm and especially our heart — for the glory of God, and Scouting can help people of all ages to do that, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, told those gathered at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria Feb. 12 for […]

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