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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.
November 11, 2012
The commissioner staff of the Washington County District, Mason-Dixon Council, recently discussed plans for the first “disassembled” Scout show in the district's history.  Scout shows typically are held in large facilities such as an exhibition hall or open field area, and are designed to give the public the opportunity to see Scouts in action. The program will be held during Scout Week, which is Feb. 3 to 9, 2013, and will occur in troop meeting rooms in church halls, civic club meeting rooms and dedicated Scout halls throughout the county.
By C.J. LOVELACE | | October 19, 2012
In the wake of the release of decades of confidential sexual-abuse allegations within the Boy Scouts of America, a local Scouting official said Friday that the organization remains committed to protecting youth and providing a safe environment above all else. “Safe-guarding the Scouts is the number one priority for the Scouting organization,” said Mark Barbernitz, Scout executive for the Mason-Dixon Council of the BSA, which oversees approximately 2,300 kids and about 100 troops of Scouts in Washington County as well as parts of Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania.
September 17, 2012
Approximately 650 Boy Scouts attended the 150th commemoration events for the Battle of Antietam at Antietam National Battlefield during the past few days, said Tade Sullivan, the Mason-Dixon Council of Boy Scouts of America's district executive for Washington County. The boys helped direct parking, passed out water, helped with flag ceremonies, handed out programs and patrolled trails to assist anyone in need, Sullivan said. The National Park Service gave each scout a resource ranger stewardship award, which is a badge, Sullivan said.
July 18, 2012
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from the Mason-Dixon Council of Boy Scouts of America took part in a local flag ceremony for the Hagerstown March of Dimes Walkathon at Hagerstown Fairgrounds on April 30.
By DON AINES | | May 4, 2012
It has been quite a while since Troop 23 has gone to a Boy Scout camporee - so long, in fact, that all of its current Scouts were years away from even being born. The Funkstown troop had been defunct from 1985 until a few weeks ago, Scoutmaster Rich Gaver said Friday. Now, its members were joining about 300 other Scouts from 22 other troops at the Founder's Day Camp-o-ree in Hagerstown City Park, said Tade Sullivan, the Mason-Dixon Council of Boy Scouts district executive for Washington County.
May 2, 2012
On March 10, Cub Scouts, their families and Scout leaders from across southern Franklin County, Pa., in the Tuscarora District of the Mason-Dixon Council, Boy Scouts of America, gathered at Otterbein United Brethren Church in Greencastle for the annual district Pinewood Derby race.  There were 38 Scouts in attendance, which included the top five derby winners at their individual pack level.  Scouts were represented from 10 Cub Scout packs...
By ROXANN MILLER | | February 21, 2012
The Mason-Dixon Council of the Boy Scouts of America was on the hot seat Tuesday night as more than 100 people filled two rooms at Hagerstown Community College to air their concerns about a draft forest-management plan for Camp Sinoquipe in Fulton County, Pa. When the council hired Certified Forester Tom O'Neal to prepare a forest-management plan for the 500-acre camp, a group called Concerned Friends of Camp Sinoquipe started an online petition...
By JULIE E. GREENE | | December 1, 2011
It took a blast-proof miner's lamp, at least two plane flights and two road trips, a crate, a bucket and bungee cords to bring the Peace Light to Hagerstown. For Mike Mittel, the Boy Scouts official who drove the light from Reedsville, Pa., to Hagerstown this week, bringing the light to Hagerstown "means a lot to me, knowing that there is something tangible that we have from the nativity of the birthplace of Jesus," he said Thursday. The Peace Light originated with a flame that for more than 1,000 years was kept lit in the grotto in Bethlehem, Israel, where Jesus is said to have been born, and serves as a physical reminder of the reason for the Christmas season, according to a news release from the Mason-Dixon Council of Boy Scouts of America.
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