December 24, 2012
Boy Scout Troop 412 conducted its first Court of Honor on Dec. 17. Troop 412 is a newly formed troop at Paramount Baptist Church in Hagerstown. The troop was chartered in September by the Mason-Dixon Council, Boy Scouts of America.
December 5, 2009
Service projects and all aspects of scouting go hand in hand. In September, Boy Scouts joined forces with the Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance to clean trash and other items from Antietam Creek. Boy Scouts from Troop 14 from Smithsburg, Troop 62 from Chewsville and Troop 108 from Leitersburg assisted volunteers from the Washington County area. The Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance (ACWA) is an organization comprised of citizens concerned for the local watershed. The mission is to protect and promote Antietam Creek through education, preservation and hands-on projects.
October 30, 2012
On Oct. 13, the Boy Scouts from Troop 23 in Funkstown performed a community service project with the help of the Rust-Oleum Corp. The guard rail along the sidewalk was damaged by a vehicle last summer. The Boy Scouts noticed that the whole rail was in need of paint and started looking for supplies. After 1 1/2 hours of sanding and 3 1/2 hours of painting, the complete rail is again bright blue just like before. The Rust-Oleum Corp. donated the paint for the guard rail. For the next service project, the Scouts will paint the inside of the social room at Town Hall.
August 4, 2009
The Smithsburg Lions Club celebrated its 62nd Recharter Night recently at the Mountaingate Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa., where President Jack Wenthe welcomed members and guests, along with District 22-W Gov. Susan Timmons and her husband, Rodney. The club received six Lions Pyramids for $6,000 donated to Lions Eye Research. They were presented to Lion Charles Fishack for his 53 years of perfect attendance; Lion Ray Killian for his work with blood drives and candy sales; Lion Jeff Weaver for his work in service with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts; Lion Jerry Weaver for his service as greeter, medical equipment and constant support with fundraisers; Lion Mike Dayhoff for his service with printing needs and fundraising; and Lion Frank Schaller for his service as treasurer.
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.
February 23, 2006
The Mason Dixon Council, Boy Scouts of America, held a Fall Camporee at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on Nov. 4-6, 2005. The theme was Disabilities Awareness. The Boy Scouts participated in one-arm volleyball games, one-arm archery shooting, completing an obstacle course on crutches and using walkers, pitching a tent blindfolded with a sighted guide and wheelchair bowling. Several guest speakers spoke to the Scouts regarding the challenges of the disabled, and the need for education and for professional and private etiquette for the disabled.
June 14, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT - The American Legion Auxiliary, Potomac Unit 202 in Williamsport is holding an Americanism event Saturday at the Williamsport American Legion on Conococheague Street beginning at 11a.m. The purpose is to fold flags for the Pocket Flag Project, the objective of which is to get as many flags as possible into the pockets of military personnel on the front lines. The auxiliary has purchased 300 American flags to be folded. Assisting in this project will be local Boy Scouts and possibly Girl Scouts, junior and regular members of the unit.
October 6, 2006
Washington County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force, in partnership with Washington County Community Partnership for Children & Families, Washington County Health Department, and Girls Inc. will offer free youth development training called Wise Guys. The training is aimed at those who wish to facilitate a class to make boys aware of teen pregnancy issues. Training will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, and Friday, Nov. 3, at Boy Scouts of America, 18600 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown.
July 31, 2010
Volunteers with the local Modern Woodmen of America chapter helped build a butterfly garden and planted trees and flowers and painted at Brook Lane of Hagerstown. They worked alongside Leitersburg Ruritan members and the Boy Scouts to spruce up the area. For more information about the group, call Lynn Bibbee at 301-733-7888. Editor's note: This story was edited Aug. 17, 2010, to correct the name of the organization in the headline.