September 24, 2006
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 registration fee of $11. Cub Scouts is for boys in the first through fifth grades. Boy Scouts is for boys in the sixth grade through age 18. Explorers is for boys and girls ages 14 to 21 who want to examine career and hobby interests. For information, call 301-739-1211 or send e-mail to doshepar@bsamail.
December 11, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT - "A Charlie Brown Christmas," is from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, in the Springfield Farm Barn. Parking will be available near the barn. Donated trees have been decorated with the theme of the group that donated them, including Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Williamsport High School Band, Williamsport Elementary School classes, Fountain Rock Elementary School, Red Hat group, and the official town tree. Carolers will be on hand inside the barn; shop at the old time Christmas Market with baked goods, candies, real Christmas trees, garlands, wreaths and more.
November 15, 2006
SHARPSBURG - Cub Scouts from Pack 14 in Smithsburg recently toured Antietam National Battlefield, starting at the Visitors Center and then going on to the monuments, including the Irish Brigade Monument near Bloody Lane. The group also went to the National Cemetery and to Burnside Bridge where the Union and Confederate forces battled during the Civil War. Scout units have been placing U.S. flags on the graves at the cemetery as a service project for the descendants of the men who were members of the Irish Brigade from New York and Massachusetts and who fought at Antietam.
September 13, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT - Boy Scouts from Troop 4 in Hagerstown joined Williamsport American Legion Auxiliary 202 on Aug. 12 to fold 300 pocket flags. The morning started with a prayer by Chaplain Judy Flook. Post Commander Tom Gladhill and Post member Jack Reinmuth folded a U.S. flag and told the meaning of each fold. The Scouts then folded 300 pocket-sized U.S. flags and placed them in baggies. The flags, which were purchased by the Legion, will be sent to American troops in the Gulf War. The project was started in 2001 by a group of Cub Scouts in Colorado after visiting veterans of the Vietnam and Gulf wars.
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 28, 2009
Troop 62, Chewsville, honored Brendan David Kloos and Steven Michael Purdham with the highest award in Scouting - the Eagle Scout - on Aug. 5 at Bethel United Methodist Church's Family Life Center. The opening ceremony was conducted by the members of Troop 62 and former Scoutmaster Ed Marfut served as the master of ceremonies. Eagle Scout James McClanathan presented the significance of the Eagle Scout. Assistant Scoutmaster Rodney Purdham read the "Voice of the Eagle. " The Eagle Charge was administered by Carey Leverett.
October 13, 2009
Funkstown Halloween parade set for Oct. 29 FUNKSTOWN -- Funkstown's Halloween Parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, town officials said Monday. The parade will start on Chestnut Street, turn right on High Street and right on Baltimore Street, ending at the American Legion's parking lot. South Hagerstown High's and E. Russell Hicks Middle's marching bands are expected to participate. The parade also will feature firetrucks, local Cub Scouts, and kindergarten through fifth-graders from Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education and Emma K. Doub School for Integrated Arts & Technology.
February 5, 2013
During the first weeks of February, Washington County Scout units will host open houses and other activities to display their skills and provide an opportunity for new members to join. The mid-year recruitment offers an opportunity for young men who were never Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts to join troops in time to attend spring outings and summer camp. The Boy Scout program is open to young men who are at least 10 and 1/2, and have completed the fifth grade, and have not turned 18. • Pack 102 , chartered to Wacohu Grange 415, 16412 National Pike, Hagerstown, will host a Pinewood Derby today at 6:30 p.m. at the grange hall.
April 19, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The first section of road "adopted" through a new Washington Township, Pa., program received a face-lift this weekend courtesy of a litter crew. The Rouzerville Business Association hauled more than 20 bags of trash off Washington Township Boulevard. Fifteen representatives of member businesses helped out, as did Cub Scouts from Pack 19. "It made sense we'd help out taking care of the community," said Jamie Baker, secretary of the Rouzerville Business Association.
August 28, 2011
James Bowers Straley Sr., 76, of Falling Waters, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at City Hospital. Born July 31, 1935, in Williamsport, Md., he was the son of the late Roy B. Straley and Beatrice A. Bowers Straley. Mr. Straley was involved with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts; Martinsburg and Hedgesville Little League and Farm League Baseball; a member of the Enjoy Growing Older Club; member of the Williamsport Town Museum; and active in The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 in Williamsport.