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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.
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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.
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September 4, 2013
The Mason-Dixon Council of the Boy Scouts of America plans to replace the existing rifle range at Camp Sinoquipe with a new range facility featuring 16 shooting positions. The new shooting range design also includes accompanying improvements to the overhead cover and secures storage areas necessary to the effective operation of this shooting range facility, according to a news release from the Mason-Dixon Council.  The shooting sports have long been one of the most popular activities among Scouts attending summer camp at Camp Sinoquipe.
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Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | 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.
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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.
NEWS
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 letitia.summers@scouting.org.
NEWS
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.
LIFESTYLE
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.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | 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.
NEWS
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.
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September 4, 2013
The Mason-Dixon Council of the Boy Scouts of America plans to replace the existing rifle range at Camp Sinoquipe with a new range facility featuring 16 shooting positions. The new shooting range design also includes accompanying improvements to the overhead cover and secures storage areas necessary to the effective operation of this shooting range facility, according to a news release from the Mason-Dixon Council.  The shooting sports have long been one of the most popular activities among Scouts attending summer camp at Camp Sinoquipe.
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NEWS
August 22, 2013
The Shenandoah Area Council of Boy Scouts of America is accepting youth into the scouting program. Scouting offers three programs for young people: Cub Scouts for boys in grades one to five Boy Scouts for boys ages 12 to 17 Venturing for boys and girls ages 14 to 20  For more information, call 540-662-2551 or go to www.sac-bsa.org.
NEWS
August 21, 2013
The Potomac District of the Boy Scouts of America invites first- through fifth-grade boys to join the Cub Scouts. Cub Scouting offers fun and challenging experiences that boys and parents can do together, including learning how to put up a tent, swim, care for animals and use hand tools to complete small projects. Information sessions are being offered at the following times and places: Tuesday, Sept. 3: Mountain Ridge Intermediate School, 2691 Gerrardstown Road, Gerrardstown, W.Va., 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.
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August 7, 2013
The City of Hagerstown and the Rotary Club of Long Meadows hosted a rededication ceremony July 1 for the Rotary Club of Long Meadows Park. Rotarians, Antietam Garden Club, Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion members, city officials, Boy Scout Troop 103, Cub Pack 103 and community neighbors assembled for the ceremony. The rededication celebrated the successful public-private partnership that has contributed to the park's success throughout the last several years. The Rotary Club of Long Meadows Park was approved by the mayor and city council in July 2000 under the city's previous Adopt-A-Park program.
OPINION
July 30, 2013
Jamboree attendees served in countless ways To the editor: So Carly Rae Jepsen and Train shunned the 2013 Boy Scout Jamboree because of their principles, and President Obama shunned the Jamboree again - for the second time during his presidency. I doubt that these missing “celebrities” caused any sleepless nights for the Scouts during their 10-day, high-adventure camp in Fayette County, W.Va. Many people don't know that the current president has been considered the “Honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America” since the group's inception in 1910.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 30, 2013
Stuart Yorty has moved between several states in his young life, but he always kept focused on his involvement in the Boy Scouts. “It has always been my goal to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout,” said Stuart, 17, of Waynesboro. Due in large part to a service project benefiting active-duty U.S. troops, Stuart has now reached that rank and will celebrate the achievement in a ceremony next month. Stuart sent hundreds of care packages to soldiers deployed overseas from Fort Meade, Md. Stuart collected donations of DVDs, books, toiletries and snacks from area businesses, schools and boxes placed in public places.
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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | July 23, 2013
Troop 17 car show to benefit Boy Scouts The Boy Scout Troop 17 Car Show is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Byron Memorial Park. Registration costs $15. Dash plaques and trophies will be awarded. There will be vendors and door prizes. Food will be provided for purchase by the Williamsport High School Blue Band. Entertainment will be provided by a deejay. The car show will benefit Williamsport's Boy Scout Troop 17, one of the oldest continuously chartered troop in Maryland.
NEWS
July 4, 2013
Smithsburg High School's Class of 2013 included 11 Eagle Scouts. Ten of these Scouts are from BSA Troop 62 in Chewsville and have been in Scouting together since 2006, when they started in Boy Scouts. Boy Scout statistics show that out of 100 Scouts, only two will achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. The 10 Scouts began their Boy Scouting journey with Troop 62 in February 2006. All 10 have become Eagle Scouts. The 10 young men have been on many adventures together and have served the community in many capacities.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 9, 2013
Will Manning knew nothing of the Battle of Monterey Pass before he started his Eagle Scout project, but 80 hours of work on an informational sign for the battlefield filled in the blanks. Will, 15, built a wooden sign with informative text and images to help visitors understand what happened during the mountaintop Civil War battle. The 4-by-8-foot sign at Monterey Pass Battlefield Park off Pa. 16 in Blue Ridge Summit describes what happened there on the night of July 4, 1863. Last week, Will joined his father, John, and Washington Township, Pa., officials in commemorating his contribution to the municipal-owned battlefield park.
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