Eagle Scout has no time to bask in glory


July 18, 1999|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WHEN MOST Troop 550 Boy Scouts pass their Eagle Scout Board of Review, they look forward to their Eagle Court of Honor and Dinner, but this was not the case for new Eagle Scout Challi Kim.

Less than 24 hours after his Eagle board and receiving the congratulations of board members on becoming the 52nd Eagle Scout for Troop 550, Kim was on his way to the Marine Corps. It was off with one uniform and on with another.

After beginning his Eagle Scout requirements, Kim chose to delay working on some in favor of devoting more time to ensuring his graduation from Old Mill Senior High School. But after the cap and gown ceremony in June, he got right back to his project and worked right up to his departure a little more than a week ago.

Kim had served as assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, instructor and senior patrol leader.

According to Assistant Scoutmaster John McCarty, in addition to earning the required merit badges, a Scout must organize and supervise a project to show he can plan, organize and lead. Kim led a group of Scouts who spruced up Linthicum Elementary School, repainting games marked on the pavement, reworking and mulching flower beds, planting more than 500 bulbs and removing weeds.

"Challi by nature is a quiet person and it took an extra effort on his part to successfully lead and direct the very successful project," McCarty said.

His formal ceremony and dinner will have to wait until he returns on his first leave.

The Linthicum Elementary School Parent Teachers Association sponsors Boy Scout Troop 550.

Information: Scoutmaster Butch LaWall, 410-859-8778.

Scout achievements

Five members of Boy Scout Troop 447 are getting awards. Brett Bohonek, Michael Clark, Joshua Hughes and Paul Marshall have earned the Citizenship of the World award, and Alex Demyan achieved the rank of Star.

According to Margie Ehart, publicity chair, several Scouts in the troop are looking forward to attending summer camp at Camp Saffran, Broad Creek Scout Camp, from July 25 to 31.

Troop 447 is sponsored by St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church.

Information: Scoutmaster Robert Royer, 410-768-9183.

In concert

The Baltimore Symphonic Band is playing at 6 p.m. July 25 in Linthicum Park. This free performance is one of a series of summer concerts sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights. The group's play list includes big band, show tunes and patriotic music.

The band has more than 50 members, ranging in age from 16 through 80. They come from Baltimore and Harford counties with one, Patrick Maples, from Severna Park.

Tonight's concert, at 6 p.m., features the Rogers and the Real Good Pickers band. They play folk ballads, contemporary bluegrass and occasional show tunes.

To reach Linthicum Park, turn on Camp Meade Road (Route 170) at the blinking light by the firehouse onto Benton Avenue. Parking is available at Linthicum Elementary School on School Lane next to the park. Bring chairs and blankets for seating and picnics. Concerts are canceled when it rains.

Information: Jo Barker, 410-859-3308; or Charlotte Wheeler, 410-859-5175.

Fair planning

The group planning the Linthicum Community Fair is having a meeting at 7: 30 p.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church.

Chairman Martin Muller invites anyone who wants to participate in the yearly event to attend. St. John Lutheran Church is at 300 W. Maple Road. The meeting will be in the Friendship Room. Enter at the door closest to Medora Road.

The fair will be Oct. 2 on the field across from the church, at Hammonds Ferry and Maple roads.

Nonprofit organizations such as Scouts, school, youth organizations, civic organizations, church groups, and others are invited to take part in the parade that kicks off the day's activities at 9 a.m. The parade will start at Lindale/Brooklyn Park middle schools.

Information or to register a float: Sue Cwiek, 410-859-5315.

Nonprofit organizations can also sponsor games and activities or sell food, beverages or other items at the fair, which opens at 10 a.m.

Local crafters are invited to sell their articles at the fair.

To reserve a space: Ruth Bishop, 410-859-0757.

`Linthicum's Finest'

Nominations for "Linthicum's Finest," people who have made significant contributions to the community or achieved celebrity status, are being accepted until Aug. 1. Ten people will be recognized and receive awards at the Linthicum Community Fair. Submissions should include the name, address and telephone number of the nominee, along with a narrative of about 50 words about the person and why he or she fits the requirements.

Nominations should be sent to Martin Muller, 307 John Ave., Linthicum, 21090.

Information: 410-859-0621; or Bernadette Simon, 410-859-4433.


It is nice to see family members doing nice things for one another. A recent example was Albert E. Severn throwing a surprise party for his aunt Maude Sauerhammer's 80th birthday last Sunday. About 150 people gathered in the Fellowship Hall of the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church on the happy occasion.

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