Boy Scouts Show Merit, Win Badges

Neighbors/Odenton,Ft. Meade, Gambrills

August 07, 1991|By Vicki Wellford

Boy Scout Troop 721 was very busy during summer camp, with members winning more than 16 different merit badges.

The awards were presented Aug. 1 during a Court of Honors Ceremony at the Kiwanis Building in Odenton. Troop 721 is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.

"The ultimate goal for every Scout is to reach the rank of Eagle," troop leader Mike Buinickas said. "Every boy in this troop is capable and working well toward this goal."

More than 30 parents and friends were on hand to watch the presentations and honor this outstanding and hard-working troop. The following merit badges were awarded:

Canoeing: Alex Buinickas, Billy Collier and Chip Jett.

Rowing: Chris Cox.

Life Saving: Alex Buinickas, Chip Jett and Matt Lindeman.

Fish and Wildlife Management: Alex Buinickas, Billy Collier, Chris Cox and Walter Fletcher.

Citizenship in the World: Alex Buinickas, Billy Collier, Chris Cox, John Howard, Walter Fletcher and Matt Lindeman.

Leatherwork: Billy Collier, Chip Jett, Michael Leon, Matt Lindeman, J. B. McConville, John Redmiles, Cullen Schar and Devin Schar.

Wilderness Survival: Chris Cox.

Archery: Walter Fletcher.

Woodcarving: Chris Cox.

Swimming: John Howard, Michael Leon, J. B. McConville, Cullen Schar and Devin Schar.

Soil and Water Conservation: John Howard and Matt Lindeman.

Cooking: John Howard, Brian Lynn, J. B. McConville, John Redmiles and Eric Smith.

Fishing: J. B. McConville.

Pioneering: Michael Leon, Devin Schar and CullenSchar.

Environmental Science: John Howard, Chip Jett, Michael Leon, Devin Schar and Cullen Schar.

World Conservation Award: Alex Buinickas, Billy Collier, Chris Cox, Walter Fletcher, John Howard and Matt Lindeman.

New Troop officers installed were Life Scout John Howard, senior patrol leader; 1st Class Scout Michael Leon, assistant senior patrol leader; Life Scout Alex Buinickas, troop guide; Life Scout Billy Collier, instructor; Scout Eric Smith, scribe; 1st Class Scout Devin Schar, quartermaster; Scout J. B. McConville, librarian; andLife Scout Walter Fletcher, troop historian.

In addition to all the merit badges earned, Troop 721 won the honor of Troop of the Week for the second year in a row.

The troop started with five Scouts and two parents and now boasts participation of 16 Scouts and 11 parents during summer camp.

The evening ended with the traditional circle, with participants simulating the tying of a square knot: adults crossing their arms right over left and Scouts crossing their arms left over right. The joining of hands represents the strength that is formed by Scouts and adults.


The Maryland Hall for the CreativeArts and county Commission on Culture and Arts are sponsoring art classes for children in Meade Village.

Duane Lutsko, a faculty member and artist at Maryland Hall, conducts free art classes for childrenages 8 to 14 one day a week at the community center in Meade Village.

Basic principles of art and basic drawing skills are taught. Individual pieces are taken home, but all students work together to create a mural that is displayed at Maryland Hall.

This program enables children to gain a working knowledge of art and possibly spark interest or a hidden talent.

This session will continue until the end of the month, with the next session beginning in the fall.

For more information, call Theresa Strobel on 263-5544.


The Meade High School football team will have a flea market from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.Saturday at the the school on Clark Road.

Browse and shop for crafts and other specialty items. Tables can be rented for $10. All proceeds will benefit the football team.

For more information or to rent a table, call Coach Hayse Henderson at 674-7710.


The Fort Meade Retired Officers' Wives Club will begin its 1991-1992 year witha Welcome Coffee sponsored by the Executive Board at the Fort Meade Officers' Club at 10 a.m. on Sept. 3.

Reservations are necessary, and can be made by calling any member of the reservation committee: Mae Hudson, chairwoman, 720-1085; Kay Dempsey, 987-177; Ann Wagley, 721-0326; Pam Guerin, 268-2189; Betty Breen, 470-1139; Lillian Cease, 647-6379; Lucy Coghill, 721-7709; Thelma Johnson, 464-1006; Doris Rausch, 730-1746; Lucille Simms, 776-4048; Mary Jane Trudel, 672-0179; and Irma Ramos, 672-1040.

Send a check payable to the ROWC, in the amount of $5.50 to the committee member you call.

Membership in ROWC is extended to spouses, widows and widowers of retired officers andto retired officers of all branches of the military services.

Membership dues are $10. For more information call one of the committee members.

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