Boy Scout Troop 550 recently attended the Four Rivers District Camporee at Camp Pecometh on the Eastern Shore. The Eagle Patrol and the Wolverine Patrol competed against 70 other patrols during the Camporee in a series including log sawing, tracking, orienting, rocket launching, flag raising, a bike relay and kite flying.
Both patrols came in first in their respective groups. The Wolverine Patrol also placed first in the overall competition.
Recognition also must be given to Pack 843, which is sponsored by the Church of the Brethren. The majority of the Wolverine Patrol's Scouts recently crossed over into Troop 550 from Pack 843. They came to the troop well-trained in Scouting skills.
During the weekend, John Henkel was Tapped Out for the Order of the Arrow, an honor organization to which Scouts are elected. Geoffrey Craighead earned his Scout Badge at the camp. The presentation was made when he returned to Linthicum.
Troop Senior Patrol Leader Luke Rittenhouse led the troop for the weekend. Scouts Sean Jennings, Philip Pitts, John Rouse, Steven Schaffer, Eli Senter, Daniel Severn, David Starr, and Justin Walker also attended.
Scoutmaster Bruce Henkel, committee chairman John TC Rittenhouse, Assistant Scoutmasters Larry Jennings and John McCarty and committee members Joe LaSpina and Augie Severn were there, too.
The troop is planning a weekend trip next month to Fort Howard to explore, fish and have fun.
For more information about Troop 550 and its activities, call Joe Hyla at 766-8981.
The May Fair sponsored by the Patapsco Valley American Association of Retired Persons No.3850 is the place to be from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Come to St. Christopher's Episcopal Church hall for crafts, plants, jewelry, embroidery, Christmas articles, lemon sticks, treasure table, homemade candy, baked goods, paperback books, lunch and an afghan raffle. You can also get your Social Security card or other personal cards laminated. Anna King is chairwoman of the May Fair.
This event is the chapter's annual fund-raiser to benefit community organizations. Last year the group raised $3,000 to donate to Hospice of the Chesapeake, Salvation Army, North County Emergency Outreach Network, Opportunity Builders and others. A committee made up of chapter members will decide which organizations will receive donations from money raised at the fair.
The church is at 118 Marydell Road off of W. Maple Road, between Camp Meade and Hammonds Ferry roads.
The Notables, an entertainment group from the Patapsco Valley American Association of Retired Persons Chapter No.3850, has two engagements this week, according to Vivian Zold, publicity chairwoman.
They will perform at 7:15 p.m. tomorrow at the Glen Meadows Retirement home in Glen Arm. On Friday, they'll be at the Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville for a 7:15 p.m. concert.
Have you cleaned out any cluttered areas around the house and yard and now need some place to dump your junk? If so, you're in luck. Trash cans will be set out in the parking lot at Linthicum Park on Benton Avenue from Friday through Sunday. Paint and hazardous waste will not be accepted.
The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights arranged for the trash cans. Club members will be on duty during the weekend with members of the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association.
Plan to have dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Burger King on Nursery Road and support the St. Philip Neri Home/School Association. Twenty percent of all eat-in and drive-through purchases will be put toward school programs.
For more information, please call Bob Newcomer at 859-1056.
* The school's annual Field Day is scheduled Friday. The day will begin with the children participating in a 9 a.m. Mass in honor of St. Philip Neri's Feast Day. Afterward, games and races will be held on the school grounds. The Home/School Association will provide lunch. An awards presentation and a junior high softball game will be held in the afterward.
For more information, please call the school office at 859-1212.
The Ferndale Garden Club's annual dinner-meeting and installation of officers will be held tomorrow at Windows on the Bay Restaurant. Members will car pool from the Senior Center, leaving at 6 p.m. Cocktails are at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
"This is our night to enjoy," said Shirley Hertz, outgoing president. "We need it after the busy time getting ready for Ferndale Day and our other activities."
The new officers are: Kathy Schatt, president; Carol Wagner, vice president; Marge Dishman, secretary; and Barbara Bernheimer, treasurer.