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  • Ravens Nest awards scholarships to Harford football standouts

    Ravens Nest awards scholarships to Harford football standouts
    For the 11th year in a row, some promising high school football players from Harford County have been honored with scholarships courtesy of the Ravens Nest No. 1, Birds of Prey. The Birds of Prey Ravens fan club established a scholarship fund in honor...
  • After months of debate, Boy Scouts' ban on openly gay youth lifted

    After months of debate, Boy Scouts' ban on openly gay youth lifted
    In an emotionally charged vote Thursday, the Boy Scouts of America lifted its ban on gay youth starting in January, the latest sign of a shift in American attitudes toward gays and lesbians. After months of debate in local districts, more than 61...
  • A giant leap for gay Boy Scouts?

    A giant leap for gay Boy Scouts?
    Pardon me if I'm encouraged -- but not enthused -- by the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to lift its century-old ban on gay scouts. I just can't get that excited about the fact that an organization that holds a deep-seated distrust in gay men...
  • Scouting's gay ban was justified and right

    Scouting's gay ban was justified and right
    The Sun's recent editorial on the Boy Scouts of America ("Scouts and equality," May 23) leaped right over the Scout Mission Statement, "To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime…," because it conflicted with...
  • Church welcomes scouting decision

    Church welcomes scouting decision
    The Boy Scouts of America has lifted its ban on gay boys being full participants in their programs ("Scouts lift ban on gay youths," May 24). Much of the news has centered in the backlash from "faith-based organizations" which sponsor Boy Scout troops....
  • Accolades abound for our boys and girls in Scouting [Ellicott City]

    Congratulations to Ellicott City's Girl Scout Troop 699, Boy Scout Troop 361 and Girl Scout Troop 102. Each troop has made lasting contributions to our community and earned the Scouts the prestigious Silver, Bronze or Eagle rank awards.  Boy Scout Troop...
  • Scouting organization to demonstrate for equality Friday

    Scouting organization to demonstrate for equality Friday
    A national scouting alumni organization will be campaigning at the Boy Scouts of America's Baltimore Council Headquarters Friday to promote internal legislation concerning the acceptance of openly gay members. At 12:30 p.m., Scouts for Equality will...
  • Scouts from Westminster's Troop 420 get lesson in nautical history

    Scouts from Westminster's Troop 420 get lesson in nautical history
    The anchors never really went "aweigh," and well into the night the rock music blared from the nearby Harbor Place pavilions. Even so, the dozen or so Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from Westminster's Troop 420 who spent a night last weekend aboard the...
  • Nathaniel Paradis earns Eagle Scout award

    On Feb. 25, 17-year-old Nathaniel Joseph Paradis earned the highest rank to be attained in the Boy Scouts of America. He became the 29th Eagle Scout of Boy Scout Troop 899 in Fallston. Nathaniel's Eagle Scout service project entailed leading interview...
  • County Digest

    Cancellation "An Evening of Wine and Words With Francine Prose," scheduled for Wednesday at Howard Community College, has been canceled. The event was sponsored by the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo), in partnership with the...
  • Baltimore Grand Prix-Fixe: Restaurants announce menus and specials for Baltimore Grand Prix

    Baltimore Grand Prix-Fixe: Restaurants announce menus and specials for Baltimore Grand Prix
    Who's doing what for the Grand Prix? Morton's Steahouse is hosting a Team Baltimore Racing event on Thursday, Sept. 1. Champion driver Marc Bunting and Kieffer Rittenhouse will take over the bar with tips going to Team Baltimore Racing charities....
  • Troop 828 Scouts, adults earn awards, advancements

    Congratulations to local Scout leader Dawn Hendricks on being awarded a District Award of Merit from the Dulaney District, Boy Scouts of America. This award is for adult scouters who have rendered service of an outstanding nature at the district level....