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by Alicia Notarianni | September 6, 2005
HAGERSTOWN alician@herald-mail.com While serving as a Scoutmaster at a leadership camp in the late 1970s, Hagerstown resident Jerry Hoak was inspired. "I saw boys become young men in a week's time. That stayed with me," Hoak said. Hoak went on to become president of the Mason-Dixon Council of Boy Scouts of America and today, at 72, he continues to serve the group as a member of the executive board of directors. On Aug. 31, at the Four Points Sheraton on Dual Highway, the Mason-Dixon Council presented Hoak with the distinguished citizen award for his 44 years of service.
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NEWS
December 30, 2008
APRIL 6, 1943-DEC. 28, 2008 Glenn Eugene "Gene" Marks Jr., 65, of 723 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, Md., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born April 6, 1943, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Glenn Eugene and Nellie LaRue Barrow Marks. He was married for 46 years to his wife, Penelope Ann Lowman Marks. They were married Nov. 17, 1962, at Otterbein United Methodist Church (the former St. Paul's E.U.B. Church) in Hagerstown.
NEWS
February 12, 2009
AUG. 26, 1940-FEB. 10, 2009 Fred A. Gaylor, 68, of 12318 Walnut Point Road West, Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at his home. He was a 1958 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was the owner/operator of Fred A. Gaylor Builder and General Contractor Inc. for 40 years. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Temple of Hagerstown. He was a deacon, head usher, Sunday school teacher and received the faithful servant award for the church. Fred was also a former member of Troop 17 and Scoutmaster from May 1962 to May 1968 of Williamsport, Md., and was a vigil member of the Order of the Arrow.
NEWS
By CLYDE FORD | February 21, 1998
Baltimore teen injured in fall at Annapolis Rock BOONSBORO - A Baltimore teenager fell nearly 30 feet from Annapolis Rock off the Appalachian Trail early Saturday after he and two friends went on a late night camping trip. Andrew Grant Cameron, 18, was listed in fair condition Saturday at Washington County Hospital. Alcohol was a factor in the accident, which is being investigated by Maryland Park Ranger Bob Haney, said Maryland Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Patricia Manown Mash.
NEWS
by RICHARD BELISLE | January 17, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com Sean Guy II, a Greencastle-Antrim High School freshman, is one of three boys from the Tri-State area who returned last week from a two-week stay in Thailand, where about 18,000 Boy Scouts from around the globe gathered at the 20th annual World Jamboree. Sean, 14, Michael Brown, 16, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Adam Stevens, 14, of Leetown, W.Va., joined 33 other scouts from the Charlotte, N.C., area for the 26-hour flight to Bangkok. The local boys were attached to Troop 24 in Charlotte for the jamboree.
NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | May 11, 2004
laurae@herald-mail.com When Boy Scouts go hiking, the slowest person sets the pace for the group. In Troop 100 of Hagerstown, that person is usually Scoutmaster Jack McCarter Sr. At 77, McCarter may not be as quick as he used to be, but he still loves camping and spending time with "his boys. " The Mason-Dixon Council of Boy Scouts of America said McCarter is the oldest active Scoutmaster in the council, which covers the Tri-State area. He's guided his two sons and two of his grandsons to the rank of Eagle Scout and touched thousands of other lives along the way. One of the first people whose life he touched was Washington County Treasurer Todd Hershey, who said McCarter helped him overcome the loss of his father when he was in his early teens.
LIFESTYLE
By SHADAE PAUL | November 22, 2011
Special to The Herald-Mail   The wall clock at Memorial Recreation Center strikes 6 p.m. above the heads of young Tigers, Wolfs, Bears and Webelos. It is Wednesday evening. The weekly Cub Scout meeting has just begun on time and well-prepared, as it does every Wednesday evening. Before this meeting begins, Anthony Holmes, the Cub Scouts cubmaster, arrives at the recreation center to gather materials for the Cub Scouts meeting. Holmes, 50, of Hagerstown, leads Cub Scout Pack 75 in the Jonathan Street neighborhood and its surrounding community.
OBITUARIES
May 16, 2013
Karl Kristofer Werder, 55, of Williamsport, Md., passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center Hagerstown, Md., and gave the gift of life to Living Legacy Foundation. Born Aug. 21, 1957, in Washington, D.C., to Dr. Richard H. Werder of Williamsport and the late Dorothy Elizabeth Sennett Werder. He was a 1975 graduate of Williamsport High School and received his bachelor's degree in business administration from George Washington University. Karl was employed by the CIA for more than 20 years until his retirement.
NEWS
April 26, 2009
Boy Scout Troop 62 in Chewsville recently held its quarterly Court of Honor at the Chewsville Community Center. The following Scouts earned awards: L. J. Etter - Swimming merit badge Ryan Smith - Family Life and Pets merit badges Colton Duvall - Scholarship and Indian Lore merit badges. Austin Lane - Life Rank. Chase Marick - Second Class Rank. Committee chairman Cary Leverett passed the troop flag to Assistant Scoutmaster Martin Brown, who has accepted the position as the new troop scoutmaster.
LIFESTYLE
May 6, 2013
Members of Boy Scout Troop 412 were involved in a service project with the MS Walk at Antietam National Battlefield on April 27. The Scouts assisted with the logistical operations of the event and practiced the Leave No Trace principle by ensuring the area was cleaner and free of trash than when the event began. The Scouts are, front row, from left, Devonte Johnson, Sean Maguire and Joshua Macias. Back row, Ryan Maguire, Bill Taylor (scoutmaster), Kole Faokunla, Kevin Macias and Michele Taylor (assistant scoutmaster)
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