Scout gets Eagle Award for data base program EAST COLUMBIA

NEIGHBORS

November 10, 1992|By NATALIE HARVEY

During an impressive Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony, Greg Buckler was presented his Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America Thursday before family, friends, troop members and other Eagle Scouts at the Oakland Mills High School auditorium.

Greg has been a member of Troop 601 since 1988. Since then he has earned 29 BSA merit badges, a World Crest Award, two 50-Miler Awards and is a brotherhood member in the Order of the Arrow.

For his Eagle Scout project, Greg planned, developed and established a library and computer data base for the Grace Community Church in Oakland Mills. The project involved Greg's leadership abilities in organizing 22 other Boy Scouts to help with the organization and compilation of the library materials.

He has held other leadership positions with Troop 601 as well. He has been senior patrol leader, troop guide, den chief, instructor, and chapter vice chief of inductions.

In his acceptance speech Greg said, "Someone asked me why

TC had earned 29 merit badges. My goal has been to become an Eagle Scout. If you start something, you should finish it. Otherwise all the time you have spent is for nothing".

Scout Leader Francis "Butch" Colby spoke of scouting experiences his troop has shared with Greg. The program's speakers included his minister, Scout officials, friends and other Eagle Scouts.

During their speeches, they mentioned that only three out of every 100 Boy Scouts achieve Eagle Scout. With that in mind, it is interesting to know that Troop 601 has had 36 Eagle Scouts since 1980. Their names, engraved on individual plaques, are in Troop 601's "Eagles' Nest" display cases at the Other Barn.

Greg shared the stage with his parents Peggy and Dennis, brother David and grandparents Geraldine and Luke Buckler.

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Students of Stevens Forest Elementary School's art teacher Debbie Bourke have chalk drawings on display in the Oakland Mills Village Shopping Center. The media displays of talented girls and boys will change periodically during the school year. Check it out.

Someone you know may be one of these featured artists: Alycia Downs, Christy Sidor, Tamera Rembert, Erin Sisk, Dominick Pierson, Jenny Schwalbe, Nicki Haverstick, Chad Gibson and Sergio Miranda.

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"Women In Business: From A Man's Point Of View" will be speaker John Lyons' subject at the Business Women's Network breakfast meeting, Nov. 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Columbia Hilton Hotel in Oakland Mills Village. Mr. Lyons is president of American Space Planners. BWN members and guests are invited to make reservations ($15 members; $20 guests) before Nov 15. Information: 854-3817.

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The Howard County Sexual Assault Center has support groups for women who have been victims of rape or incest. The non-profit organization is forming therapy groups. Information: (410) 964-0504.

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