Boy Scout Troop 613 takes first place in Envirothon Competition


Owen Brown Community Association is justly proud of Boy Scout Troop 613, which it sponsors.

The troop won first place in the first Howard County Envirothon Competition.

Venture Crew members Life Scouts John Anders, Steve Barth, Chris Lay and Justin Earp, First Class Scout Russell Brammer and Explorer Scout Valerie Brammer have been working on their project since January.

They attended workshops at the University of Maryland Extension Farm to gain expertise in the five project divisions: wildlife, forestry, soils, aquatics and ground water.

During Howard County Conservation Discovery Day at the Howard County Fairgrounds this spring, they presented their Howard County project, which compared county landfills ground water, and won first place.

Troop 613 was the only community organization competing.

This competition is usually a school science project. Troop committee chair Doug Barth and Venture coach Peggy Brammer coordinated the project and competition events.


Boy Scout Troop 601 is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and Court of Honor tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Johns Hopkins' Applied Physics Laboratory picnic grounds, Pindell School Road, Fulton.

Scouts, their families, former members and leaders and their sponsor, Oakland Mills Village Association, are all invited to attend.

Call (410) 964-9326 or (410) 381-5031.


Girl Scouts have interesting projects, too.

Girls living in Talbott Springs area are invited to call 381-0335 and sign up for Daisies (kindergarten), Brownies (grades one to three), Juniors (grades four to six), Cadettes (grades seven to nine) and Seniors (grades 10 to 12).


Congratulations to graduate Marianne Russo of east Columbia, who earned scholarships to Springhill College and St. Frances College at Mount de Sales Academy, Catonsville, and was presented the Youth Ministry Award from Columbia's St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.


Next month, "Alice In Wonderland" will be real to all of the children who attend June Martyn's story time at Oakland Mills Reading Center in the Other Barn.

With a backdrop of the center's Alice in Wonderland mural, Ms. Martyn, who reads children's stories on the radio, will bring story characters to life every Friday at 11 a.m. Information: 730-4610.


Oakland Mills' Other Barn has planned fun for children this summer.

Tuesday mornings are going to be filled with fun and games for children 6 to 12 years old. Columbia's own "Kinderman," John Taylor, will be at the Other Barn each Wednesday afternoon.

Information: (410) 730-4610.


The Columbia Art Center, Long Reach Village Shopping Center, is offering creative classes and camps for children age 6 and older.

Girls and boys can try their hand at jewelry, ceramics, watercolor and drawing. Saturday, children can enjoy "Picasso and the Artist in me" class.

Information (410) 730-0075.


Reminder for parents of school children: Measles and mumps immunizations will be given to children at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Oakland Mills Village on June 21 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The vaccination is free; parents or guardians must accompany the

children and bring immunization records with them.


Smiles lighted up the faces of teachers and students when Stevens Forest Elementary School named its May Citizens of the Month.

Cherry Team: Lauren Kaufmann, Joy Jennifer and Shannon Manis.

Tulip Team: Kimberly Martin and Julian Johnson.

Oak Team: John Stanley, Jessica Granek and Joshua Wilson.

Dogwood Team: Jen Nathan, Kelly McEachern, Sam Bieber, Jessica Beroes-Dodson.

Sassafras Team: Brian Daughtry, Melinda Breeden and Ian Jones-Quatry.


The Navy Country Currents open the Oakland Mills' Courtyard Concert Series June 22.

D.C. Dixie performs June 29; Annie Sedley's Rhythm and blues follows July 13.

Bluegrass is the beat July 20, and D.C. Express' '30s, '40s and '50s melodies will be the grand finale July 27.

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