Boy Scout Troop 550 takes part in derby


Boy Scout Troop 550 recently attended the Four Rivers District Klondike Derby in Downs Park and came home with the top prize.

The derby is a contest in which Boy Scout patrols are confronted with a problem at 15 different stations. Each problem has a set of conditions that relate to a situation that might be found in the Klondike. The solution requires a team effort and the use of scouting skills.

Part of the program required the patrol to build a wooden dog sled. Members of the patrol acted as sled dogs and pulled the sled from station to station.

More than 60 patrols participated in the event.

Eli Senter led the Troop 550 Eagle Patrol of Bobby Bowers, John Henkel, Sean Jennings, Jason Pardoe and Ragu Shah. The adult leaders were Scoutmaster Bruce Henkel, Assistant Scoutmasters Jim Dunne, John McCarty and Bill MacLeod and Committeeman Joe LaSpina.

The next outing for the troop will be a weekend at Camp Rodney in Delaware.

Troop 550 is sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School PTA. For more information on the troop and its activities, contact Joe Hyla at 766-8981.


A small herb-drying basket, called an elbow basket, will be the craft project at the monthly meeting of the Friendly Thyme Herb Club.

The Friday event will be held at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd.

The business meeting will begin at 10 a.m., conducted by club President Richard Hood, and the workshop will follow.

The baskets will be smaller versions of the herb baskets used by the Choctaw Indians. Participants should bring several clip clothespins, a ruler, a bucket to soak the reed, a pencil and a sharp tool such as an awl, ice pick or screwdriver. The reed will be supplied.

For information on the club, please call June Burton at 766- 8113.


L Overlook Elementary School has a few more cookbooks to sell.

The professionally printed books include 200 recipes from parents, staff and students and 20 pages of cooking tips.

If interested in making a purchase, please call Nancy Zebron at 859-1293, or the school office at 222-6585.


bTC Linthicum Chapter 2244 of the American Association of Retired Persons will meet Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church on Maple Road. The board will meet at 11 a.m., blood pressure screenings will be done at noon,and the meeting will start at 1 p.m.

Frank Cirevella, a volunteer tax preparer at the Pascal Center, will discuss income tax changes that affect senior citizens.

Beginning Wednesday, seniors can have their taxes prepared free at the Pascal Center. Appointments must be made at the center.

Members are reminded that it is time to pay chapter dues. Failure to pay dues by the March meeting will result in the loss of membership.

For additional information, please call Helen Del Brocco at 789-1588.


The Beautification and Garden Committee of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights is preparing a treat for its members at the Feb. 7 meeting.

"Hearts and Flowers" will be the theme of the 10:30 a.m. meeting at the clubhouse on Hammonds Ferry Road.

Emma Trimble, a representative from Laura Ashley in Annapolis, will bring slides, wallpaper and materials to demonstrate decorating ideas.

If you plan to attend, call Elmira North at 647-0960, or Erna Shuley at 789-2123, so the committee can prepare the right amount of refreshments.

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