Members of Junior Girl Scout Troop 4503 of Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School have been busy over the past year earning their Bronze Award.

The girls completed their Agent of Change Journey, as well as a variety of Service Projects of Helping the Environment.

The girls have picked up 100 pounds of trash and recycling along Triadelphia Road, participated in the Dayton Reservoir Clean-Up Day and planted 500 milkweed seeds for the Girl Scout Great Outdoors Day at Camp Ilchester.

In addition, the girls created and volunteered at a Monarch Butterfly Station during the Great Outdoors Day to educate the public about the decline of these butterflies in our area.


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The girls have also helped to clean up and plant new flowers in the gardens at Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School.

During the last two years, this group has sold Girl Scout Cookies, participated in yard sales and bake sales to earn a trip to New York City and donated $100 dollars to both the National Zoo and to Autism Studies at Kennedy Krieger.

The troop includes Ariana Angradi, Abby Barton, Taylor Currie, Carson Dillard, Katie Grimes, Sierra Hughes, Erin Jeffery, Ana Lesho, Anika Markan, Katie Rine, Elizabeth Stiller, Maddie Waksmunski and Sophia Yu.

All of these girls will be entering sixth grade this fall. The troop leaders are Pam Grimes, Kathleen Jeffery, and Sandra Barton.

A memorial fund has been established to honor the life and memory of Matthew Cheswick, a 2008 Glenelg High School graduate, who at 22 years of age was hit and killed by a drunk driver on May 28, 2012, in Ocean City.

Donations received by the Matthew Cheswick Memorial Fund will be directed in two ways. A memorial bench will be designated in Matthew's honor on the Ocean City boardwalk.

A scholarship fund will also be created in Matthew's name and memory. It will be presented to a graduating Glenelg High School student who embodies the qualities of humanitarianism for which Matthew stood.

Every donation counts, and no donation is too small. If you would like to contribute, please make your donations payable to the Matthew Cheswick Memorial Fund and send to either Kristy Anelli, 341 Cassidy Way, Shrewsbury, PA 17361, or Bonnie Belsinger 10124 Bracken Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

Questions regarding the memorial fund may be directed to Kristy at kristy.anelli@gmail.com or Bonnie at bbelsinger@comcast.net.

Glenelg United Methodist Church will hold its vacation Bible school program July 23-27. Dare to go deep with God in Operation Overboard.

The school will provide five fun mornings from 9 a.m. to noon each day, and is designed for children ages 3 to 4th grade. Those finishing 5th grade and older can volunteer to help.

Sign up on line at overboard.cokesburyvbs.com/glenelgumc. Any questions, contact Lisette Dorsey 410-489-9387 or Donna Brackins 410-489-4018.

The Glenwood Lions Club held its annual Recognition Night for Scouts and 4-H Clubs at the end of June. The evening is the Lion's way of saying "thank you" to the youths who volunteer to assist in the Lion's Howard County Fairgrounds Food Booth, at events throughout the year and especially during the Howard County Fair.

In addition, the Lion's Club also takes this evening as an opportunity to present a plaque to individual Scouts, who have been named Scout of the Year by their troop.

Boy Scout Troops in attendance were 757, 793, 882 and 007, as well as Cub Scout Pack 762. Girl Scout Troop 2517 was also honored. Named as Scout of the Year for each troop were Dillon Jones (757), Trevor Putman (793), J.T. Komsa (882), Matthew Bishop (007) and Kristin Yuan (2517).

In addition the Glenwood Lion's Club also took the opportunity to honor several local 4-H Clubs — Bulls Eye, Hare Raisers, Poplar, and Spur & Stirrup.

The meeting was also a great time to start soliciting help for the Lion's Food Booth during the Howard County Fair. If you have a group that would like to volunteer to assist the Lions in their food booth during the Howard County Fair (Aug. 4-11), contact Jean Riley at 410-489-0235