JONATHAN LEE Kraeuter has become the 90th Scout to attain the rank of Eagle Scout in Clarksville's Troop 737.
At his Eagle Court of Honor held Aug. 26 at Clarksville Middle School, Todd Travis, another Troop 737 Eagle Scout, served as master of ceremonies.
Glenn Ludwig, pastor at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, where Jonathan is a member, spoke at the gathering. Roberta Poulton brought congratulatory messages from St. Agnes Healthcare, where Jonathan completed his Eagle project. Troop 737 Scoutmaster Dan Hall, Assistant Scoutmaster Tom Hartman and former Scoutmaster Joe Mettle participated in the ceremony.
For his Eagle project, Kraeuterselected, planned, organized and supervised a project to construct three children's reading benches and five window bookshelves for the Pediatric Clinic at St. Agnes Healthcare in Baltimore. He also organized, collected and sorted 700 new and used children's books for the Reach Out and Read program at the clinic.
Congratulatory letters and citations were received and read at the ceremony from President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gov. Parris N. Glendening, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, Howard County Executive James N. Robey and Boy Scouts of America Executive Erik Nystrom.
Kraeuter graduated last spring from Glenelg High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society. He was awarded the Maryland Science and Technology Scholarship for four years, and is studying engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. His parents are Bob and Sue Kraeuter of West Friendship.
Lend a hand to Watershed Tree Planting at Triadelphia Reservoir from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Two hundred trees will be planted to restore wildlife habitat and protect water quality at the reservoir. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission dug the holes for the trees. Sponsored by the Izaak Walton League Wildlife Achievement Chapter, the effort will conclude at 1 p.m. with a luncheon for volunteers.
Participants should meet at 8:30 a.m. at the WSSC ranger station at Brighton Dam or go directly to the Pigtail Launch Ramp, off Greenbridge Road. The rain date is Sunday.
Information and directions: Bill Kelly, 301-253-5009.
Do you have a few horses or cows and want to know what do with all that manure?
"Waste Management Options for Small-Scale Livestock Owners" will teach you about composting animal manure. Held at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center, the program will feature demonstrations to explain methods for composting and their results. The techniques are meant to make manure management easier while stabilizing nutrients in the manure.
The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 4240 Folly Quarter Road in Ellicott City.
The cost is $4 in advance or $6 at the door.
Information: Caragh Fitzgerald, 410-313-2707.
Schools are getting into the swing of things as the academic year begins.
Lisbon Elementary School, 15901 Frederick Road, Lisbon, will hold back-to-school nights at 7 p.m. Wednesday for kindergarten through second grade, and at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 for third, fourth and fifth grades. The school will hold an ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow.
Manor Woods Elementary School, 11575 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, will hold back-to-school nights at 7 p.m. Tuesday for kindergarten through second grade, and at 7 p.m. Wednesday for third, fourth and fifth grades.
Glenelg High School, 14025 Burnt Woods Road, Glenelg, will hold a back-to-school night at 7 p.m. Sept. 21. A Back-to-School Dance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15.
The Glenelg High School PTSA has announced the start of its Reflections program. With participation nationally by millions of students, the program focuses on literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts.
Students will complete a composition based on the theme "It would be really strange if ... "
Artwork will be judged by professionals, and selected works will advance to state and national competitions.
Information: Cathy Hibbert, 410-489-9182.
The River Hill High School Music Boosters will hold a free car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in front of the school, 12101 Route 108 in Clarksville. Donations will be accepted.
Glenelg Country School will hold a new parents' potluck for the lower school at 6:30 tonight at 12873 Folly Quarter Road in Glenelg.
The middle and upper schools will have a parents' potluck at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday