February 27, 2013
Boy Scout Troop 828 presented the William Bayne Scout of the Year Award for 2012 to James Heuser at its annual Court of Awards and Dinner on Feb. 14 at Havenwood Presbyterian Church, which sponsors the troop. The award recognizes the Scout's achievements and contributions to the troop. James received his Eagle rank on Dec. 5, 2012, and has served the troop in many roles, including senior patrol leader, den chief, scribe, quartermaster and instructor, as well as serving as chaplain's aide for Philmont in 2011. Currently a junior at Loyola Blakefield High School, he initiated and is president of the Games Club, and has been a member of the chess, German and robotics Clubs. Proud parents are Leslie and Mark Heuser. In addition to the Scout of the Year award, rank advancements were presented and new patrol leaders installed during the Court of Awards.
December 11, 2012
James R. LaVey, a retired systems equipment engineer who was also a decorated World War II gunner and longtime Boy Scout advocate, died Saturday of pneumonia at his Timonium home. He was 87. "He was a giant among Scout volunteers and was a kind friend to many," said Jack Simons, a longtime friend and Scoutmaster who lives in Cockeysville. "He will be dreadfully missed. " James Robert LaVey, the son of a production manager and a homemaker, was born and raised in Chicago, where he graduated in 1942 from Kelvyn Park High School.
June 20, 2012
This week my kids will be packing for summer camp with their Boy Scout troop. For my 15-year-old, it's a familiar routine. In fact, he complains he'll be bored because he's seen and done it all before. For the 11-year-old, it's a different story. This will be the first time he has spent an entire week away from home and he's nervous. He's always been rather ambivalent about outdoor camping. He doesn't like bugs, especially spiders. Now he knows he'll have to spend a week sleeping in a tent.
April 25, 2012
I now fell much safer knowing that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations authorities have captured the flea market gang that was threatening our country with phony merchandise ("Counterfeits long suspected at market," April 24). It seems to me that they could have deputized a Boy Scout troop led by a couple crossing guards to apprehend these desperadoes while homeland security folks were stopping the daily flood of illegal immigrants, including terrorists, from entering the country.
September 12, 2011
Leadership Through Athletics, a non-profit organization located in Lansdowne, would like to publicly recognize the extraordinary service provided by Mike Duffy, a Catonsville resident. A member of Boy Scout Troop 456, Mike's Eagle Scout leadership service project provided landscaping and safety improvements to the outside of our facility. On behalf of our staff and board, we thank Mike; his leader, Sean Burke, and the Boy Scouts of America. Dr. G. Thomas Grace Catonsville
August 19, 2011
Many people see problems and ask why someone isn't doing something about it. Not Stephen Brown. When he recognized the environmental issues created by castoff monofilament fishing line, which is hazardous to birds, fish, animals and boaters, Stephen took action. A member of Boy Scout Troop 973 in Abingdon, Stephen and his fellow Scouts worked along with Harford County Parks and Recreation specialists Chad McGraw and Meghan Denhard to develop and implement an Eagle Scout project which resulted in the construction and placement of 13 bins specifically for the disposal of used fishing line.