Boy Scout Troop 550 weathers Klondike Derby NORTH COUNTY--Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey


January 25, 1993|By ROSALIE M. FALTER

Boy Scout Troop 550 learned a great deal about the concept of strength in numbers and the importance of self-confidence during a recent Klondike Derby at Downs Park.

The troop, which is sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary PTA, gathered with other units that are part of the Four Rivers District.

The derby had stations such as the obstacle course, flag raising, victim transporting, wall climbing, tunnel passage, being adrift on an iceberg, and steeplechase that required the boys to act as a patrol.

In addition, the boys had to answer Scouting questions, demonstrate first-aid techniques, start a fire, cook flapjacks and prove marksmanship in a simulated rifle shoot to show individual skills.

The Scout patrol was lead by Joe Jennings during the activities. Patrol members were: Mike Endor, Sean Jennings, Philip Pitts, Luke Rittenhouse and Eli Senton. Accompanying them on their rounds were Assistant Scoutmasters Bill MacLeod, John McCarty and Brian Senter.

The Scouts completed all the stations and ended the day very tired but confident that they held up the unit's reputation for being well-prepared and well-trained.


Catholic School Week begins Sunday at St. Philip Neri School with an open house for kindergarten through eighth-grade students from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Teachers will be on hand to answer questions. Tours, brochures, video presentations and refreshments will be available.

Special activities for students and the open house continue through the week while class is in session. Events are as follows.

* Monday: Student Appreciation Day. Students will receive an ice cream treat;

* Tuesday: Parents' Visitation Day. Open house will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Parents and visitors are invited to share in the students' day and enjoy a hot lunch with them;

* Wednesday: Teacher Appreciation Day;

* Thursday: Classrooms may be visited during afternoon activities from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.;

* Friday: A Celebration of Mass and Grandparents' Day from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Coffee, pastries and classroom visits will be included. School will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m.

The school is at 6401 Orchard Road.


Linthicum Chapter 2244 of the American Association of Retired Persons will meet Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church.

Doors open at 11 a.m. for a board meeting. Members are invited to bring a bag lunch to enjoy during social time at noon. The chapter will furnish cake and coffee.

Beth Robinson, community relations representative for the light-rail project, will speak at 1 p.m. She will present a slide show to provide an update on the construction of light rail and explain the senior certification available.

A business meeting will follow. Members are reminded that chapter dues are now being accepted.

For more information, call Helen Del Brocco at 789-1588.


The Anne Arundel Gridiron Rebels will conduct a general meeting at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the North County High School cafeteria. All members are welcome.

Nominations will be accepted from the floor for positions on baseball, softball, girls basketball, football, cheerleading, concession, teen center and publicity. Appointments will be made by the board of directors within 30 days.

* The Rebels Teen Center has started again at Corkran Middle School. The center is open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Friday. Kids from 6 to 10 years old attend from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and those from 10 to 16 years old attend from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission is $2. A disc jockey provides music and food will be available. The Rebel's board of directors will attend and security will be provided. Parents are invited to stay if they wish.

For information on the meeting or teen center, call the Rebel Hot Line, 636-2166.


The Ferndale Garden Club will have its monthly meeting at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center.

Plans for the club's 20th anniversary celebration in May will be discussed. The program, a strawberry basket workshop, will be presented by Karen Harrison. Kathy Shatt will give the monthly horticulture report.

Hostesses for the evening will be Barbara Berheimer and Norma Gauss.

New members and guests are welcome. Call Erma Holland for more information at 761-6759.

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