Boy Scouts celebrate 83rd birthday, new Eagle CENTRAL COUNTY -- Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville


February 18, 1993|By JONI GUHNE

The Boy Scouts of America celebrated two major events Monday: the organization's 83rd birthday and Kevin Kasprzak's Eagle Scout award.

The 18-year-old son of Kenneth and Marcella Kasprzak joined the scouts as a little boy in Toledo, Ohio. He was well on his way to scouting's top award when he moved to Maryland in 1989 and joined Troop 450, led by Col. Charles Smith. Later, under the guidance of Scoutmaster Porter Tawes, Kay Tawes and Sharon Hornberger of Troop 918, Kevin chose the restoration of the pre-school playground at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church as his Eagle project.

Renovating the playground gave Kevin management experience that he will be able to use as a business major in college, says his dad.

Kevin is proud of his scouting accomplishments and encourages boys to follow the scouting life.

"The scouting experience provides an opportunity for young men to develop skills that will last a lifetime," he says. "Living the scout law [is a] lifelong challenges that all people should strive to achieve."

During his scouting career, Kevin has received nine skill awards and two dozen merit badges.

He has received many honors, including the Chaplains Award and the World Crest for Camping, as well as the Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare and Pope Pius XII Roman Catholic religious emblems.

In addition to scouting, the Severna Park High School honor roll student enjoys playing basketball and the piano.


The new traffic light at Lynwood Drive and Benfield Road is blinking a fair warning to motorists. When turned on, the light should give drivers entering busy Benfield something that commuters seldom do: a break.


At the Greater Severna Park Council meeting in January, speakers Brooke Perkins and Marilyn Henderson from Christmas in April, an organization that renovates homes for owners unable to do the work, explained that 12 houses were improved last year with the help of 450 volunteers.

This year's work day is April 24. Information: 267-0437.


For the 16th year, the Anne Arundel Central Unit of the American Cancer Society is sponsoring a Volleyball Marathon at Anne Arundel Community College. Teams of six players will participate for one hour between 6 p.m. and midnight, Feb. 26 and noon to 9 p.m., Feb. 27.

Teams must pre-register and turn-in donations before playing. Information: Brian Brooks at 437-8931.


On March 18 and 19, the great strides being made in the fight against cancer will be marked by the arrival of thousands of freshly cut daffodils, the American Cancer Society's symbol of hope.

Flowers ordered by the Feb. 26 deadline, will be delivered between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. March 18.

Businesses take note: Order as few as 50 blossoms for $22.50 or as many as 1,000 for $325. More than $76,000 was raised last year in central Anne Arundel County. Information: 793-3989.


Congratulations to Dena Marie Denton, 19, daughter of Paul and Cynthia Denton of Crownsville, who was named to the dean's list at Concordia College, in Bronxville, N.Y. A 1991 graduate of Old Mill High School, Dena is a sophomore majoring in elementary education.


Storytime at the Severna Park library continues through March 18.

Three- to 6-year-olds will meet at 1:30 p.m., on Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Two-year-olds meet Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Family Storytime for ages 2 to 6 and their parents meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Information: 222-6290.


Chesapeake Academy in Arnold has launched a $500,000 capital campaign to finance six classrooms and a multi-purpose room.

Second-graders from the classes of Vicki D'Andrea and Michelle Studwell are collecting change for the campaign and have deposited their first $100.

That amount has grown to $500 with the help of matching donations from Maryland National and Annapolis National banks, Patty McManus of Alex Browne and Co. and the Baltimore Sun.

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