Lee County Illinois

Dixon Evening Telegraph 12 June 1948

Members of Cub Scout Pack 324 are shown here as they left Sunday for a trip to the Field Museum, Chicago, a trip made as a reward for art work well done throughout the winter months,. The group includes John Ruth, Douglas Gracey, Bobby Sibigtroth, Timmy and Tommy Villiger, Phillip Ogan, Norman Thayer, Jerry Williams, David Bellini, James Hobbs, Tommy Moyer, Ronald Otten, Jim White, Charles and David Sneed, Michael Phillips, John Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Drew and Alvah Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Roy Moyer, Mrs. Phyllis Williams, Mr. Otten, Dale Rhodes, Billy Ogan, Bobby Sneed, Rosiena Clevenger and Merle Flynn. Den mothers, fathers and Boy Scouts accompanied the group.

26 November 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Loveland Cubs Welcome Members
Cub Pack No. 324 sponsored by the Loveland P.T.A. met recently in the Villagers basement. Cub Master, Ted Metzen, was in charge of the program with Assistant Cub Master Drew and Bruce Whites and Joe Otten, committeemen, assisting. Impressive candle light induction ceremonies were held to welcome the following boys into the pack: Bobby Joe Birch, Gary Chandler, Alvah Drew, Jr., Harry and Vernon Hackbarth, Jack Howell. Richard Huyett, Bobby Peterson. Richard James and Marvin Kunde. Three Lion cubs were graduated and welcomed into scouting by Scoutmaster Hobbs of Troop No. 75. Graduates were: Douglas Gracy, Ronnie Otten and Tim Villiger, Jack Keegan and seven Boy Scout Patrol leaders were present for the ceremonies. Awardsman, Joe Otten presented badges and pins to Douglas Gracey, Ronnie Otten, Tim Villiger and Jerry Williams. Den Mother pins were presented to two Den Mothers, Mrs. Marian Metze and Mrs. Arthur Kunde. John Ruth was presented with a Den Chief shoulder cord. Songs were sung around an artificial camp fire and were led by Mrs. White and Den Mother Drew. Prizes in a recent money raising contest were won by Tom Villiger, Jack Howell, David Sneed, Tim Villiger, Marvin Kunde and Ronnie Metzen. Mr. and Mrs. Gail Williams were heartily welcomed back into the Pack committee. Mrs. Metzen's Den II had the largest percentage of parents present.

14 February 1949 Dixon Evening Telegraph Mr. and Mrs. Ted Metzen and Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Drew were in Rockford Saturday transacting business for Cub Pack 324. Mr. Metzen is cub master, Mr. Drew, assistant cub master and the ladies are both Den Mothers.