October 5, 2008
The Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance is an organization made up of citizens concerned for the local watershed. The mission is to protect and promote Antietam Creek through education, preservation and hands-on projects. The alliance continues to maintain updated data on the sate of the watershed and other opportunities to improve its health for everyone's benefit. Service projects and all aspects of conservation go hand in hand with the Boy Scouts. On Sept. 13, Boy Scouts from Troop 62, Chewsville, joined forces with the alliance to clear trash and other items from Antietam Creek in the third annual rubbish roundup.
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.
November 30, 2011
CQ Smith accepted the Mike Waters Citizen of the Year award from Waters' widow, Jenny, during a Chambersburg Borough Council meeting Tuesday. Smith has been involved with a host of organizations, including the Rotary Club and Boy Scouts. Waters, who died in 1999, spent much of his time volunteering. "To have an award presented to me in Mike's name is quite an honor," Smith said.
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.
July 5, 2012
Boy Scouts from Troop 10 and Cub Scout Pack 34 participated in a flag ceremony at Paramount Baptist Church on July 1. The ceremony was part of the church's “Thankful to be an American” celebration honoring the U.S. military, past and present. Those shown are, from left, T.J. Morris, Jordan Miller, Ryan Maguire, Sean Maguire, Darin Saunders and Bill Taylor, assistant scoutmaster of Troop 10. Troop 10 meets at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown. Pack 34 meets at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.
February 24, 2006
Kyle Zittle of Troop 136 in Halfway has completed his Eagle project, the last requirement for the highest award in Boy Scouts, the Eagle Scout. Kyle's project was to extend the Therapeutic Gardens water system at Western Maryland Hospital Center. This is to increase the size of the gardens behind the hospital. It will enable the patients and residents to enjoy the gardens during their recovery. Tim Bryan and Greg Morris of Beaver Mechanical provided instruction, information and guidance in the completion of the project.
August 17, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded a $30,000 grant to the City of Hancock to rehabilitate a community center. The community center provides young people with social, recreational and educational programming like Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin, both D-Md., said in an e-mailed release on Monday. The Washington County Community Partnership for Children & Families will use the ARC funds to repair the floor and install HVAC, lighting and sound equipment in the Hancock Community Center, the release says.