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March 23, 2009
Troop 05, Hagerstown, honored Conner B. Spessard with the highest award in Scouting - the Eagle Scout - March 1 at Next Dimensions. The members of Troop 05 conducted the opening ceremony and committee member Richard Gilbert served as the master of ceremonies. Committee member Trish Holsinger read the "Legend of Eagle Mountain" and Eagle Scout Bobby Bechtel gave the history of Conner's accomplishments. Assistant Scoutmaster Robby Holsinger administered the Eagle Charge. Eagle Scout Chris Baker gave the invocation.
July 28, 2009
Training is one of the most important aspects in being a Boy Scout leader. Woodbadge is advanced training in leadership skills for all adults in the Boy Scouts of America programs. Not only Cub Scouts, leaders in Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing and Commissioner Service are eligible to participate. An advanced learning experience is presented over two long weekends or a weeklong course. An application phase lasts for several months during which the leaders apply the specific skills they have learned at the Woodbadge.
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.
March 15, 2009
Boy Scout Troop 14, Smithsburg, recently held its quarterly Court of Honor at Smithsburg Town Hall. Scoutmaster Roland Sorensen presented the following Scouts with awards: Matt Cumblidge - Citizenship in the Community merit badge Zack El-Mohandes - First Aid and Citizenship in the Community merit badges Dylan Froehlich - First Aid and Citizenship in the Community merit badges Andrew Meighen -Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship...
November 9, 2008
Boy Scout Troop 136, Halfway, celebrated its 35th year of serving youth in the community on Oct. 7 at the Church of the Holy Trinity, with many former Scouts and leaders in attendance. Current Troop 136 members conducted the opening ceremony and presented the colors. Scoutmaster Don Gehr reviewed the recent accomplishments of the current Boy Scouts at Sinoquipe Scout Reservation during the summer. Several of the Eagle Scouts from Troop 136 were in attendance and reminisced with leaders of the past.
April 9, 2010
Webelo Scouts all strive to earn the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts. The Webelos must earn a minimum of eight activity pins, including three required pins, visit troops, participate in a troop activity, learn the Boy Scout oath, law and learn of the history of Boy Scouts all in preparation to join a Boy Scout troop. Pack 22 Webelo Scouts earned the Arrow of Light and received the award March 16 at the New Beginnings Community Church, Hagerstown. The boys also crossed the bridge from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts and were greeted by their new Scoutmaster, Marty Brown, from Troop 62, Chewsville, and Senior Patrol Leader Josh Yoder.
May 3, 2011
Cub Scout Pack 22 held its annual Blue and Gold Banquet Feb. 12 at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.   Following dinner, the pack held its crossover ceremony for three Webelo II Scouts. Travis Knapp, Alex Rodenburg and Sammy Morrison were presented with the the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouting.   The Scouts crossed the bridge into Boy Scouts and were welcomed into Troop 62 by Scoutmaster Marty Brown and Senior Patrol Leader Colton Duvall.   Troop 62 presented them with bolos to replace their Webelo neckerchiefs.
October 16, 1997
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6319 will plant a sugar maple Saturday at the Jerome R. King Playground to replace a tree planted in 1951 in honor of Harry D. Ziegler, the first casualty from the area in World War II. The post is named for Ziegler. The original tree died. The 11 a.m. ceremony will include an invocation, short biography of Ziegler and remarks by Nate Bacon, chairman of the borough's Shade Tree Commission. The Ziegler family will also be present.
May 9, 2008
Troop 117, Clear Spring, honored Kyle Justin Downs with the highest award in Scouting - the Eagle Scout - on April 12 at St. Johns United Church of Christ. The opening ceremony was conducted by the members of Troop 117 and Scoutmaster Keith Sheffler served as master of ceremonies. He also read the Trail to Eagle. Eagle Scout Alan Downs, Kyle's brother, administered the Eagle Charge. Scoutmaster Keith Sheffler presented the Eagle badge and Kyle in turn presented his mother with a miniature Eagle pin and his father with an Eagle lapel pin. Kyle is the son of Andy and Cindy Downs.
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