I was very upset reading your recent article titled "New Opportunities open for Girls Joining Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA.” The opinions of girls and parents quoted were very different from my Girl Scout experience.
Korynn Sims has been participating in Cub Scout activities since her younger brother joined as a Tiger scout when he was in first grade. In February, when Boy Scouts also began including girls, Korynn, a seventh-grader at Southampton Middle School, was all in.
It’s not as if girls and boys will be sharing tents in the woods on camping trips. It’s not as if the Girl Scouts of the USA will be disbanding anytime soon. And it’s not as if anyone involved with this new troop seems upset.
A reader recognizes the 2018 Good Scout award-winner, Dr. James Lightner; a Taneytown woman asks that we put an end to negative labels by choosing to think differently about those with substance use disorder.
Kenneth L. Plante, a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. electrical engineer, died Aug. 22 from complications of a troke at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster. The forfmer Eldersburg resident was 82.
Joseph A. Mulloney Jr., a former brewmaster and Carling Brewing Co. executive who was interested in alternative and renewable energy systems, died July 4 from prostate cancer at his Cockeysville home. He was 82.
Norman R. Augustine, one of the most successful CEOs in Maryland history and an engineer who served as undersecretary of the U.S. Army, rose through the ranks to head Martin Marietta and then oversee its “merger of equals” to become Lockheed Martin.
Charles Edwards, a 'perennial hike enthusiast,' recently completed his 20th 40-mile hike hosted by Boy Scout Troop 35. What makes his participation even more enduring is that he's an orthopedic surgeon at Mercy Hospital.
Located on Leidy Road behind the Crossroads Community Church in Westminster, the Civil War-era cemetery was founded in 1876 when six black Union Army veterans sought a place to bury African-Americans — who were not allowed in the city’s cemeteries at the time.
Last week, the Boy Scouts of America unveiled its new name, Scouts BSA, to reflect its decision to now accept girls in its program. What we haven’t seen is any strategy or details about the programming they will be offering to effectively serve a co-ed group of children.
Last week at First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Troop 361 celebrated both its own anniversary and that of scouting in the county in the most fitting way, by granting dozens of boys their most recent merit badges and rank advancements.
This year, the 1,300 cemeteries that will be decorated include our own Deer Park Methodist Cemetery at 2200 Sykesville Road in Smallwood, the first in Carroll County to participate in Wreaths Across America.