Boy Scout Troop 550 camps for a week at Broad Creek


July 12, 1998|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

BOY SCOUT Troop 550, sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association, has returned from a weeklong camping trip to the Baltimore Area Council's Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation near Whiteford in Harford County.

The Scouts participated in aquatics, conservation, ecology, field sports, handicrafts and Scout crafts.

These Scouts earned awards during the trip:

Danny Severn, first-aid merit badge; Cory Senter, art merit badge; Travis Elseroad, first-aid merit badge and Tenderfoot rank; Jordan Wilson, first-aid, leather work, basketry and swimming merit badges and Tenderfoot rank; Jason Carter, first-aid, basketry, leather work and swimming merit badges and Tenderfoot rank; Justin Ellicott, basketry merit badge and Tenderfoot rank; Challi Kim, sailing, merit, Indian lore and plant science merit badges; John Henkel, leather work and sailing merit badges; Sam Branham, leather work and swimming merit badges; and Chris LaWall, leather work, basketry and first-aid merit badges.

Jason also received a hand-carved hiking staff for being selected Scout of the Week.

Committeeman George Kline presented John, Danny, and Challi with Baden Powell Patches in recognition of their Junior Leader performance during the week.

Other adults who camped with the Scouts were Scoutmaster Augie Severn, Assistant Scoutmasters Bruce Henkel, Phil Pitts and John McCarty, and Committeeman Gerry Starr.

The troop will take the rest of the summer off and resume its regular meetings Sept. 3.

Information: Committee Chairman Larry Jennings at 410-519-1577.

Health services program

A program on health services will be presented from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the dining hall of the Burwood Senior Housing site, 6658 Shelly Road in Glen Burnie.

Information will be available on topics, including breast and prostate cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Doris Ann Donovan, manager of the county Health Department's cardiovascular risk program, will give a presentation at 11: 30 a.m. Blood-pressure screening will be available.

The center offers free movies on the third Friday of each month, "sittercise" (armchair exercises) and "Clever Endeavors," a program to help improve memory.

The programs are open to community residents age 55 and older.

Information: Jo Morris, programming coordinator, at 410-222-4464.

Vacation Bible school

St. John Lutheran Church has scheduled its vacation Bible school from 9: 30 a.m. to noon Aug. 3 to 7. The theme is "God's Kids Pray: HOPE World Tour," a program that blends the excitement of a world tour with the experience of prayer. HOPE stands for Hear Our Prayer Everywhere.

Children will meet friends, sing, play games, make crafts and enjoy snacks while learning what the Bible says about the importance of prayer.

A donation of $7 is requested for the cost of materials ($10 after tomorrow).

The classes are for children who turned 3 by Dec. 31 to those completing sixth grade.

Enroll by visiting St. John Lutheran Church at 300 W. Maple Road or by calling the church office at 410-859-0020.

More Bible school

St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, in the 100 block of Marydell Road in Linthicum, will sponsor a vacation Bible school from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 17 to 21.

The cost is $3. Registration: 410-859-5633 between 9 a.m. and noon.

Concert in the park

Lenny Adams and his mates -- Leon Umberger on the accordion and Joe Stec on drums -- will play polka music tonight in the second of Concerts in the Park's free series sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights. The concert at Linthicum Park on Benton Avenue starts at 6 p.m.

Picnics and coolers are welcome. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Information: Jo Barker at 410-859-3308.

Pub Date: 7/12/98

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