Boy Scouts of Troop 755 celebrate their first-quarter achievements

NEIGHBORS

April 25, 1995|By VICKI WELLFORD

The Scouts of Troop 755 in Gambrills celebrated their achievements of the first quarter of 1995 with a Court of Honor on March 23.

The master of ceremonies for the court was David Wilson of the Bat Patrol. Denise Bach, district unit commander, presented Scoutmaster Cliff Wellington with the Quality Unit Ribbon for 1994 and the renewed Troop Charter for 1995.

Mr. Wellington and Ken Hopkins presented camping and activity beads to scouts who participated in the January Father/Son camp out, the very adventurous icebound February camp out and Merit Badge Madness in March.

Scouts who received beads were: Joe Andrucyk, Brian Bartimo, Andrew Bowser, Daniel Haberman, Cedric Hill, Isacc Hill, Todd Hindley, James Johnstone, Andrew Maxwell, Bart Maxwell, Chris Owens, Brian Walch and David Wilson.

Scouts of the Panther Patrol presented a skit on the Scout motto "Be Prepared," and the Bat Patrol gave a special cheer.

Jim Pahl, the troop's merit badge coordinator, presented the badges that were earned in the first quarter of 1995. Scouts who earned the Firemanship Badge were: Joe Andrucyk, Brian Bartimo, David Bowser, Mike Fauver, Daniel Haberman, Isaac Hill, Todd Hindley, James Johnstone, Bart Maxwell and David Wilson.

Nine Scouts earned badges during March's Merit Badge Madness: James Johnston, American heritage; Isaac Hill, citizenship; Joe Andrucyk, Chris Owens and Brian Walch, computers; David Bowser, Daniel Haberman and David Wilson, space exploration; and Brian Bartimo, chemistry. Bowser also received a recruiting patch and buck knife for bringing a friend into the troop.

David Bowser, Daniel Haberman and Isaac Hill all received their Tenderfoot Patch.

Mr. Wellington also gave out some Scoutmaster Appreciation Awards. Bobby Acker, Joe Andrucyk and Russ Maxwell were recognized for counseling Scouts in the Trucking and Transportation, Firemanship and Reading Badges.

Tuffy Walch was given the Hardest Worker Award for arranging several camp outs. Thank You Awards were given to Dahl Bowser, Jim Pahl and committee chairwoman Mickey Wilson for all the extra time and help the volunteered. Mr. Wilson presented a committee thank you to Mr. Wellington and his wife, Wendy.

The troop has planned camping and outdoor activities for the second quarter of 1995. These plans include a Troop Open House starting at 7 p.m. May 11.

The Scouts would like to invite boys in the Gambrills area who are in the fifth grade or at least 11 years old to come with their parents and find out about Troop 755.

For more information about the open house or the troop, call Scoutmaster Cliff Wellington at 674-4726, or drop by the Scout Hall on Route 175 adjacent to the Church of God in Gambrills on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

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The Gambrills Teen Club has started out the new year with the selection of new officers and a new board of directors.

The officers are Glenn Phipps, president; Lisa St. Louis, vice president; Kerri Hodges, treasurer; Stacy Garity, recording secretary; and Jana Boddy and Scott Herrell, corresponding secretaries.

The directors are: Andrew Bowser, Ben Butcher, Erin Campbell, Crystal Creswell, Karen Diacont, Shannon Eller, Rob Fannon, Tony Gentile, Jill Jones, Kery Kuczinski, Sarah Mayne, Laura Musser, Megan Musser, Crystal Savaliski and Shane Thompson.

The club meets from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the first and third Sundays of every month at the Gambrills Athletic Club on McKnew Road in Gambrills. The next meeting will be May 7.

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The United Methodist Women of the United Methodist Nichols Bethel Church will hold a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday in the church hall.

The group will have a lunch counter, bake sale and white elephant table and are accepting donations of baked goods and white elephant items (no clothing).

For table rental or to donate items call Chairwoman Lauretta Martin at 490-2826, or Carolyn Cooper at 674-6145.

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The Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce, Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce and the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a meeting with the Arundel County Task Force on Year-Round Education at 10:30 )) a.m., Friday at the Crofton Library.

This presentation is specific to business people because of the many issues relating to year-round schooling and its direct involvement on businesses.

For more information call, Sheila Schneider at the Greater Crofton Chamber office, 721-9131.

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The monthly meeting of the Chesapeake Plantation Walking Horse Club will be at 7:30 p.m., May 2 at the Odenton Elementary School teachers' lounge.

Enthusiasts of all breeds and riding styles are invited to attend. The club was formed to promote the versatility of the natural gaited and trained Tennessee Walking Horse for pleasure, competition and to have fun. Special interests range from monthly trail rides to parades, showing, dressage, jumping, driving, breeding and drills and include members with breeds other than Walkers and no horse at all.

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