February 1, 2009
On Jan. 17, local Cub Scout Pack 66 in Hagerstown held its annual Pinewood Derby race. The top five winners go to the district derby level March 7. The winners were Everest Shives, first place; Cooper McChesney, second place; Hayden Thompson, third place; James Searcy, fourth place; and Camden Casey, fifth place. The Pinewood Derby is a racing event for Cub Scouts. The Scouts, with the help of parents, build their own cars from wood, usually from kits containing a block of pine, plastic wheels and metal axles.
May 3, 2006
SMITHSBURG - Cub Scout Pack 14 held their annual Raingutter Regatta Derby on April 10 at Smithsburg Elementary School. The Cub Scouts shaped and/or painted and decorated balsa wood as each boy made his boat. For the races, two lengths of gutter were set side by side and filled with water. When a race began, each contestant blew on his boat, making it sail to the other end of the gutter. The top finishers, shown left to right, were Patrick Riker, first place; Isaac Stottlemeyer, second place; and Nathaniel Craig, third place.
August 12, 2009
The Washington County district recently hosted an outdoors Cub Scout activity at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center off Sharpsburg Pike, seven miles south of Hagerstown. Approximately 100 Cub Scouts and their siblings attended the Cub Scout Fling. The children participated in archery, BB gun shooting, creating and launching water rockets from 2-liter bottles, barrel train rides, creating a craft and several carnival-type games of skill. The Mason-Dixon climbing wall was operated by the council staff.
October 3, 2007
Cub Scout Pack 14, Smithsburg, held its annual Pack Meeting on Sept. 10 at Smithsburg Elementary School. The following Cub Scouts received awards: Patrick Riker - Craftsman, Engineer, Outdoorsman Activity Pin, Physical fitness Belt Loop, Fishing pin Outdoor Activity pin, four-year service star, three years perfect attendance Jeffrey Weaver - Naturalist, Engineer, Scholar, Outdoorsman, Forester, Craftsman Activity pins, Swimming, Heritage...
June 14, 2006
Editor's note: There are a lot of people you see around town that you recognize, but don't know anything about. People like ... Wendy Dahlgreen Age: 45 Occupation: Environmental specialist with Crown Petroleum in Baltimore Hometown: Eastern Baltimore County Where would you see Dahlgreen? Dahlgreen is celebrating 10 years since she registered as an adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America. This year also marks the year she was recognized by the Washington County District of the Mason-Dixon Council with the District Award of Merit, the highest award the district is able to give a volunteer.
June 8, 2008
Webelos from Cub Scout Pack 103 earned their Arrow of Light achievement, which is the highest award in Cub Scouts. The boys have crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 5.
November 20, 2007
The Mason-Dixon Council hosted its annual Cub Scout Extravaganza on Oct. 20 at Leitersburg Ruritan Park. Approximately 200 Cub Scouts and their siblings attended the event. The Scouts had the opportunity to participate in archery, BB shooting, moon bounce, face painting, craft and skills games. They also visited two campsites, one was a model and the other was to determine what was incorrect with the area. Fran Little and Herm Niedzielski, ham radio operators, demonstrated their equipment and the Cub Scouts talked with other Scouts around the world.
November 24, 2009
The Mason-Dixon Council hosted its annual Cub Scout Extravaganza Nov. 7 at Leitersburg Ruritan Park. Approximately 250 Cub Scouts and their siblings attended the event. The attendees had the opportunity to participate in archery, BB shooting, face painting, crafts, inflatable bounce, obstacle course, fly fish casting and a climbing wall. There was also an opportunity for parents and Cub Scouts to learn about the religious emblems program, which is offered by Boy Scouts of America.
December 31, 2009
On Dec. 21, Washington County Sheriff Doug Mullendore and Cpl. Jim Holsinger presented the BSA Emergency Preparedness and BSA Crime Prevention Awards to 22 Cub Scouts from Pack 8 at the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The Cub Scouts participated in a four-month program which encouraged community involvement and taught them personal, family and community safety; personal crime prevention; as well as how to approach and handle a variety of emergency and crisis situations they could face.