Hundreds of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts converged on the grounds of the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster Saturday, braving the cold, windy weather to partake in some outdoor fun at the Carroll District of the Boy Scouts of America's annual Klondike Derby.
This was the court of honor for Ryan Rippeon, 17, of Westminster, and it was held to formally mark his attainment of the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. It may have been a cold afternoon outside the doors, but it was warm in that room, and not just due to the heating, but the warmth of feeling, like a family gathering, of those that had come out to witness something special.
Sykesville resident Virginia Harrison, who is involved in numerous community organizations throughout Carroll County, was recently named the 2015 Carroll County Good Scout of the Year. She was honored at a special breakfast earlier this month by the Carroll District Boy Scouts of America.
Harford County officials and the Historical Society of Harford County are working to move and preserve the historic Joesting-Gorsuch House, which had been slated for demolition to make way for five new houses to be built on the north side of the Winters Run Golf Club property near Bel Air.
For two years, the crew of the USS Jeannette was trapped in ice north of the Bering Sea. They staged musicals, played football, ate seal meat (which they dubbed "arctic turkey") and even performed surgery on the eye of a crew member afflicted with syphilis.
The story is so extraordinary that Hines, a Boy Scout with Troop 361 in Columbia, has been recognized by the Boy Scouts of America with a Medal of Honor for his actions, one of the highest accommodations the organization issues. According to the Baltimore Council of the Boy Scouts of America, only 2,354 medals have been awarded nationwide in the nearly 100-year history of the program.
Robert W. Weinhold Sr., a decorated Vietnam War Army Airborne Ranger who later worked for several financial institutions, died Monday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of kidney failure. He was 75.
Six Marines from the 4th Combat Engineer Battalion in Parkville teamed up with Central Maryland Rehab and Central Maryland Fitness at the YMCA Hill Family Center in Westminster to host the fourth annual Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test, where civilians are encouraged to see if they are physically fit enough to pass.
Kathy St. John, of Baltimore, and others involved in the LPGA's International Crown at Caves Valley Golf Club hope the publicity generated by the area's first professional golf tournament in five years will inspire other women to join the club.
Lexi Thompson first asked her parents the question when she was 12 and had become the youngest player ever to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open. She wanted to know when she could play regularly on the LPGA Tour.
Rich Thomas has run more than two dozen professional golf events over the past 14 years, but from its inception more than year ago the LPGA's International Crown at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills has felt different to its tournament director. "It's not even close," Thomas said.
Jane O. Emich, an outstanding golfer who won 16 state and regional titles during a six-decade career, died May 20 of respiratory failure at her home in the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville. She was 95.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Pascal Tessier, 17, of Chevy Chase, delivered more than 120,000 signatures to online retailer Amazon on Wednesday, asking the organization to halt its charitable donations to the Boy Scouts of America because of the scouting organization's ban on gay leaders.