November 23, 2012
Boy Scout Troop 412 participated in a Veterans Day color guard presentation at Paramount Baptist Church in Hagerstown on Nov. 11. Troop 412 is a newly formed troop.
August 16, 2012
Sean and Ryan Maguire earned Boy Scout religious awards at Paramount Baptist Church on Aug. 12. Sean, of Pack 34, was awarded the God and Family award. Ryan, of Troop 10, was awarded the God and Church award.
April 22, 2013
Boy Scout Troop 23 in Funkstown will hold a spaghetti dinner Saturday, May 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Funkstown fire hall. The menu includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and drink. Ceasar salad with grilled chicken is available for an extra cost. Dessert will be available at a bake sale. Advance tickets cost $5.50 per person. Those younger than 5 will be admitted free. Tickets at the door cost $8. Tickets can be purchased at Funkstown Town Hall Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A silent auction will be held with items such as Baltimore Ravens home game tickets, NFL jerseys, NFL signed merchandise, Whitetail Resort passes and other items.
September 22, 2005
The Mason-Dixon Boy Scout Council provides programs for boys and some girls ages 7 (or in the first grade) to 21 in Washington County and in Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania. Members pay a $10 annual fee. Cub Scouts is for boys in the first through fifth grades, or ages 7-10. Boy Scouts is for boys in the sixth grade through their 18th birthdays. In both, boys participate in outdoor activities geared to their ages. Explorers is for boys and girls ages 14 to 21 who want to examine career and hobby interests.
April 5, 2012
The Shenandoah Area Council of Boy Scouts of America will hold its spring camporee May 18-20 at Sam Michaels Park near Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Registration forms are due by May 4. Send forms to Boy Scouts of America, c/o Shenandoah Area Council Inc., 107 Youth Development Court, Winchester VA 22602. For more information, call 540-662-2725 or send an email to email@example.com.
July 24, 2010
Maurice Johnston and Brad Sell, representing God's Grace Fund and Community Foundation respectively, recently presented the Mason-Dixon Council of the Boy Scouts of America a check to assist in the construction and equipment costs of the new Mike Callas Memorial Dining Hall at Camp Sinoquipe. The support was made possible through the God's Grace Fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County. "The Community Foundation of Washington County was established to be a permanent and growing philanthropic vehicle for charitably-minded people and corporations to contribute financial resources that enrich the community's quality of life," said Sell, executive director of the Community Foundation.
March 6, 2012
Boy Scout Troop 66 visited the Hagerstown mayor and council meeting Feb. 27. The Scouts are working on their Citizenship in the Community merit badge. The troop is chartered by First Christian Church in Hagerstown. Front row, from left, Alex Bausman, Everest Shives, Nathaniel Lewis, Marlin Shoop and Camden Casey. Middle row, from left, Christopher Tich, Mark Shepheard, Roy Jenkins, Tanner Cole and Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II. Back row, Assistant Scoutmasters Brian Kenoyer and Patrick Casey.
April 15, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Delaney said he wants to work toward leveling the playing field to ensure all Americans have an equal opportunity to succeed. Delaney talked about equality, the economy, tensions with North Korea and several other issues Monday during the Friends of Scouting 2013 Community Campaign Breakfast at the Academy Theater in downtown Hagerstown. “The only way to preserve (equality) is to make sure there is an environment where people have opportunities,” the Democratic freshman congressman representing Maryland's 6th District said.
July 14, 2010
The Mason-Dixon Council of the Boy Scouts of America is in the "Victory Phase" of a $1.4 million capital campaign. The campaign was designed to bring the Michael G. Callas Memorial Dining Hall at Camp Sinoquipe to reality. "The new dining hall opened last summer and is an incredible improvement" said Mark Barbernitz, Scout executive of the Mason-Dixon Council. "Meeting the seating demands each week during the summer was not possible in the former 60-year-old structure. The Council's Executive Board took the bold step to move forward with construction to better serve the youth.
March 8, 2013
With the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America reviewing its membership standards with respect to sexual orientation, the Mason-Dixon Council has scheduled two meetings to provide a fact-based dialogue, the council said Friday in a news release. The first meeting will be held Monday, March 11, in the Northern Middle School auditorium, in Hagerstown, at 7 p.m. The second meeting will be held Monday, March 18, in Greencastle-Antrim High School auditorium, in Greencastle, Pa., at 7 p.m. Volunteer facilitators from the Mason-Dixon Council, along with Area 6 representatives and members of the council leadership team including the president, commissioner and scout executive will provide information on the national process to review membership standards which may result in a vote at the national annual meeting in May. “We encourage our parents, unit leaders, committee members, charter representatives and council and district volunteers to attend one of these meetings,” the news release says.