16 Scouts honored for new ranks and merit badges

November 22, 1998|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

BOY SCOUT TROOP 550, sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association, honored 16 of its members who achieved new ranks and merit badges at a Court of Honor at the school.

Troop Advance Chairman Bill MacLeod and Scoutmaster Butch LaWall joined in presenting these Scouts with their honors: Chris LaWall, First Class rank and fishing, first aid, basketry, leatherwork, swimming, lifesaving, gardening and dog care merit badges; Billy McKercher, First Class rank; John Henkel, leatherwork, cooking and sailing merit badges; Dan Severn, Life rank, personal management, fishing, first aid, lifesaving and family life merit badges; and Scott Taylor, computers and communications merit badges.

Also: Challi Kim, American Indian lore, art, sailing and fingerprinting merit badges; Cory Senter, Life rank and personal management, communication, art, camping, home repairs, citizenship of the world, fingerprinting and citizenship in the nation merit badges; Sam Branham, leatherwork and swimming merit badges; Travis Elseroad, Scout and Tenderfoot ranks and basketry, swimming and fishing merit badges; Jason Carter, Scout and Tenderfoot ranks and first aid, basketry, leatherwork, swimming and lifesaving merit badges; Justin Elliott, Scout and Tenderfoot ranks and basketry merit badge; Devin O'Brien, Tenderfoot rank; Jordan Wilson, Scout and Tenderfoot ranks, and fishing, first aid, leatherwork, basketry, swimming and lifesaving merit badges; Ron Schweiger, Scout rank; and Matthew Smith, Scout rank.

Johnny Cunningham was officially inducted into the troop by Scoutmaster LaWall.

The parents of the honored Scouts, as well as members of Cub Pack 550 (also sponsored by the school PTA) who have reached Webelos rank and their parents, were guests at the ceremony Nov. 12.

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Dan Severn acted as master of ceremony.

For information on Troop 550, contact LaWall at 410-636-6154.

'Man Who Came to Dinner'

The North County High School Drama Club is trying the dinner theater route by presenting "The Man Who Came to Dinner" by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman at the school the first two weekends in December.

Dinner is at 6 p.m. Dec. 4, 5 and 6 and 2: 30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13; the curtain goes up after the dishes are cleared away.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.

A show at 2: 30 p.m. Dec. 12 is set as an ice cream social. All tickets for that performance are $8.

Bill Shoe, a North County sophomore, is featured as broadcaster Sheridan Whiteside in this comedy about how movie stars and media types complicate the lives of an average family in small-town America, and Chrissey Moore, another sophomore, plays his love-struck secretary.

Thirty students are involved in the production, which is being directed by teachers Gregg Buck and Erin McCarthy.

Tickets can be ordered by calling 410-789-7943.

Christmas craft show

The St. Philip Neri Home School Association is having a Christmas craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the school, 6401 S. Orchard Road. New items as well as some old favorites will be available from 135 craft dealers set up on three floors of the building.

Visitors will find such things as handmade painted birdhouses, antique trunks, stained glass and evergreen wreaths and swags. Emma Libera will have her award-winning homemade honey for sale. Lunch, including pizzas donated by Joe Corbi's Wholesale Pizza Inc., will be sold in the cafeteria. Baked goods can be purchased in the lobby.

Limited space is available for craft dealers.

Information: Carolyn Bonolis at 410-761-2194.

The association will have a breakfast with Santa Claus Dec. 6 in the school hall.

There will be two seatings, at 10: 30 a.m. and noon. Santa is bringing free stocking treats for the children and will be available for photos with children for $2 each.

There also will be games and crafts activities for children.

The cost of breakfast is $4 for adults and $3 for children. Children age 2 and younger are admitted free.

Reservations must be made by Tuesday.

For reservations and information, call the school office at 410-859-1212.

Early Thanksgiving

Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church served an early Thanksgiving dinner to 43 men, women and children at Tuesday's gathering of Body & Soul, a program that provides free meals and emotional and physical support to the homeless.

The program was started by pastoral counselor Linda Coolbaugh almost a year ago, according to Edie Resuta, church secretary.

Body & Soul is held every Tuesday at alternating times. Last week's gathering was at 3: 15 p.m. This week it will be at 10 a.m.

Tracy Tambaoan, parish nurse, is available to take blood pressure and answer health questions during Body & Soul sessions.

When the program began, Carole Shadle, a church member, took over preparing the menus and organizing the cooks, and many say she has done a tremendous job.

"Carole is very good at organizing. She figures out what to cook and gets the people to help," said Resuta. "A lot of thought and care goes into what she plans, and she feeds the community like she would her own family."

Shadle said church members try to get to know the participants of Body & Soul and their needs.

"It has been an eye-opening experience for them and for us," she said.

Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church is at 110 Townsend Ave.

Information: 410-789-3688.

Pub Date: 11/22/98

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