August 28, 2012
Breese Morse Dickinson IV received his Eagle Scout award at Saint James Chapel on May 20. Breese is the 45th Eagle Scout under T. Hunt Hardinge's leadership in Troop 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church. For his Eagle Scout leadership service project, Breese created a wildlife habitat area and rehabilitated wetland area for Saint James School. As part of a leadership role requirement, Breese supervised local Cub Scouts in the making of 15 birdhouse boxes, which were installed by a few of his Saint James classmates along an existing fence line shaded by pine trees on campus.
September 15, 2011
Christian Grosh of Troop 8 in Hagerstown completed his Eagle Scout project over Labor Day weekend. The Eagle project was chosen when Christian noticed that the small graveyard near the tee box of the sixth hole at Black Rock Golf Course needed to be repaired and renovated. The project consisted of staining and repairing the split-rail fence, and mulching and erecting a sign donated by Black Rock Golf Course that has the names and dates of those buried at the site. Jane Custer, division chief at Antietam National Battlefield, provided training on how to properly clean and repair the headstones.
January 18, 2013
Troop 7 of Mercersburg honored Benjamin Harris Troupe with the highest award in Scouting, the Eagle Rank, on June 2, 2012, at the Charles Brightbill Environmental Center in Mercersburg. The ceremonies team of Guneukitschik Lodge 317 Order of the Arrow conducted the Four Winds Eagle Court of Honor. Ethan Mowen, fellow Eagle Scout of Troop 7, began the ceremony with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. Pastor Elaine Swinehart gave the invocation. Lain Mowen, Scoutmaster of Troop 7, affirmed that Benjamin had completed all of the requirements necessary to receive the rank of Eagle.
September 30, 2007
Derek Reisinger , son of Tamara and Mark Reisinger of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and grandson of Shirley Logue and the late Bud Logue of Hagerstown, recently received the Eagle Scout award, the highest achievement in Scouting. Derek is a senior at Cumberland Valley High School, where he is on the varsity soccer team and is a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. He is a member of Troop 196 in Mechanicsburg, where he has held numerous leadership positions, including librarian troop guide and patrol leader.
May 31, 2009
The Mason-Dixon Council, Boy Scouts of America held its annual Volunteer Recognition dinner March 7. The following Scout leaders were recognized for their years of service with a Veteran pin: Jay Lauver - 25 years; Earl Selby - 35 years; Robert Podboy - 50 years. Executive Board Member Jeannie Singer presented Steve Wachter with the William D. Boyce Award for organization of new units. Council Advancement Chairman Tom Lowson presented the council's highest volunteer award.
May 27, 2012
A black granite headstone valued at $3,000 was stolen from a grave at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. The headstone, which was stolen between Wednesday and Saturday, was taken from the grave of Jeremy Ross Foust, who was born June 20, 1990, and died June 7, 2009, according to a news release. The stone's design featured a picture of Foust as an Eagle Scout near a campfire, a tent and a lake, the release said. The stone also had a picture of Foust's car on the top left, the release said.
June 2, 2012
Thumbs up to Lisa Key, circulation manager for Washington County Free Library, who was named the 2012 Outstanding Paraprofessional by the Maryland Library Association. Key will mark 35 years working for the library system July 1. Thumbs up to the several thousand students in the Tri-State area who have graduated or soon will graduate from high school. We wish them well as they enter the next chapter of their life, be it higher education, the military or the work force.
April 30, 2001
Scout overcomes disability to win Eagle badge By SCOTT BUTKI firstname.lastname@example.org A Williamsport High School sophomore who was born without arms and with stunted legs overcame physical obstacles - and the skepticism of others - to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. It took five years, but Jacob Skidmore, 16, was awarded Eagle ranking on April 21. The rank was awarded by Jack McCarter Sr., past Scoutmaster of Troop 100, who presided over the ceremonies at the request of Skidmore's family.
January 7, 2004
Town Council honors Eagle Scout Monday BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday honored Bradley Smith of Boonsboro for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman read aloud a proclamation to Smith and then gave it to Smith. "Thank you for the honor," Smith said. Help needed to ID person dumping trash BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Town Manager John Kendall on Monday asked town residents for help in determining who is dumping trash at a recyclable dropoff site near GESAC Inc. Three truckloads of trash have been dumped at the dropoff site at 125 Orchard Drive in recent weeks and the town has been unable to determine who is responsible, he said.
March 29, 2009
Members of Boy Scout Troop 62 in Chewsville recently held a collection project based on items listed on the Humane Society of Washington County's wish list. Those items were taken to the shelter and presented to Paul Miller, executive director at the shelter. Scouts Josh Gladhill and Austin Lane were accompanied by committee member Chris Lane and together they carried in a car full of items. Items included bags of dog and cat food, litter, treats and items for recycling. "They really brought in a lot of items for the animals," Miller said.