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  • Eagle Scouts return medals over group's ban on gay members

    Eagle Scouts return medals over group's ban on gay members
    Twenty years ago, Aaron Becker had just been named valedictorian of Baltimore's City College when he was also awarded the rank of Eagle Scout — the culmination of years of Scouting work, including a seven-month project to make a video about...
  • Proud of my scout, not of the Scouts

    Proud of my scout, not of the Scouts
    With school only weeks away, it's time to think ahead to earlier bedtimes, nightly homework, after-school soccer — and Scouts. My son's a Webelos this year. Having decided to join in first grade, he's stayed with it. He's learned how to carve a...
  • Eugene H. Shaffer Sr., crane operator

    Eugene H. Shaffer Sr., crane operator
    Eugene H. "Gene" Shaffer Sr., a World War II veteran, Boy Scout leader and retired crane operator, died Friday of leukemia at his home in Millsboro, Del. The longtime Ellicott City resident was 85. Born in Baltimore in a neighborhood near Edmondson...
  • Nathan Cook achieves Eagle Scout rank

    On April 7, a Court of Honor was held to celebrate Nathan Cook achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Nathan has been a member of scouting since first grade when he joined St. Mary's Pack 937. He bridged to Boy Scout Troop 965, Havre de Grace, in 2006....
  • Southern Baptists love the Scouts, unless they happen to be gay

    Southern Baptists love the Scouts, unless they happen to be gay
    As I read the article about the Southern Baptists' position on gay scouts I couldn't help thinking about the wonderful song from the musical South Pacific entitled "You Have to be Taught to Hate" ("Southern Baptists condemn Boy Scouts policy on gays,"...
  • Gary Miller awarded Silver Beaver from National Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts [Old Town]

    On April 4, the Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council honored 23 local volunteers, all recipients of the "Silver Beaver" award. It is the highest accolade given by the organization at the council level. Among those recognized for their...
  • Nearly 300 participate in 13th annual River Sweep

    Nearly 300 participate in 13th annual River Sweep
    Nearly 300 people came out on a blustery spring day Saturday to participate in the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway's 13th annual River Sweep. Volunteers worked from 9 a.m. to noon along the Lower Susquehanna River and its tributaries in five...
  • Loch Raven: Scout's legacy of service leads to Eagle project at Camp Puh'Tok

    Congratulations to 16-year-old Justin Kihn, who was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a ceremony at Hiss United Methodist Church on Nov. 9. Kihn, who joined Cub Scout Pack 247 when he was in the second grade, now serves as junior assistant...
  • Food trucks lure Sandy relief effort to downtown Towson

    Food trucks lure Sandy relief effort to downtown Towson
    For a few hours on Nov. 10 at the County Courthouse in Towson, it seemed like summer returned for a visit, as residents turned out to enjoy mild temperatures and, at the same time, support a worthy cause. Sunshine and live music blended with autumn...
  • Boy Scout Troops' flag placement ceremony at veterans cemetery a family affair

    Boy Scout Troops' flag placement ceremony at veterans cemetery a family affair
    As the clock struck 6:30 p.m. on May 24, more than 100 Boy Scouts spread across the Baltimore National Cemetery like a wave of patriotism. The boys ranged from Tiger Scouts just getting involved with Scouting, to Eagle Scouts, who have reached the...
  • Scouts with special needs among those who place flags on veterans' graves

    Scouts with special needs among those who place flags on veterans' graves
    As the clock struck 6:30 p.m. on May 24, more than 100 Boy Scouts spread across the Baltimore National Cemetery like a wave of patriotism. The boys ranged from Tiger Scouts just getting involved with Scouting, to Eagle Scouts, who have reached the...
  • Boy Scouts are now discriminatory and hypocritical

    Boy Scouts are now discriminatory and hypocritical
    Does the Boy Scouts of America realize that the gay youths they are now "allowing" in are going to grow up to be gay adults ("After months of debate, Boy Scouts' ban on openly gay youth lifted," May 23)? They're not going to switch orientations once...