April 29, 2013
On Feb. 25, 17-year-old Nathaniel Joseph Paradis earned the highest rank to be attained in the Boy Scouts of America. He became the 29th Eagle Scout of Boy Scout Troop 899 in Fallston. Nathaniel's Eagle Scout service project entailed leading interview teams that conducted video recorded interviews of 14 different American war-time veterans and or U.S. citizen civilian workers. The recorded interviews were then collected, edited and submitted to the U.S. Library of Congress' Veteran History Project.
September 21, 2011
Nick Conroy, an Eagle Scout candidate from Troop 109, is constructing a prayer garden at the Solid Rock Baptist Church on Hammonds Ferry Road as his Eagle project. The garden will be open to the public. The sophomore at Lansdowne High School started his project at age 14 after seeing other Scouts in his troop scramble to get their projects done before the deadline of their 18th birthday. He said he could have started his Eagle project sooner, but he postponed it to help older Scouts finish their projects before the deadline.
May 6, 2013
On April 7, a Court of Honor was held to celebrate Nathan Cook achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Nathan has been a member of scouting since first grade when he joined St. Mary's Pack 937. He bridged to Boy Scout Troop 965, Havre de Grace, in 2006. Since that time he has earned numerous merit badges, held many leadership positions and attended both Philmont and Northern Tier high adventure camps. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts Honor Society. Nathan's Eagle project consisted of building and installing three benches at the Harford Family House in Aberdeen.
January 30, 2012
Garrett Michael Anthony, son of Hayden and Linda Anthony, of Bel Air, was formally awarded his Eagle Scout rank and medal in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Jan. 8 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Abingdon. Garrett, a member of Troop 313 in Bel Air and a senior at C. Milton Wright High School, became an official Eagle Scout on June 2, 2011, and continues to be active in scouting, most recently earning the Bronze Eagle Palm. Garrett earned Cub Scouting's highest award, the Arrow of Light, as a fifth grader in 2005 and crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 313 that same year.
May 27, 2013
Boy Scout Troop 328 of Timonium United Methodist Church has been buzzing with activity the last few months. For starters, it celebrated an Eagle Court of Honor for three of its Scouts on April 20. David Harper, Matt Rafferty and J.P. Schmelz were recognized for attaining the rank of Eagle, the highest award in Scouting. For their Eagle service projects, David reconstructed a trail at the Woodbourne Center in Baltimore City; Matt collected more than 200 musical instruments and related items in support of Baltimore City Public Schools; and J.P. constructed a judges' reviewing stand for the new Baltimore County Agricultural Center on Shawan Road.
October 9, 2012
James Heuser's Eagle Scout project took him a fair distance from his home base of Lutherville, but on the journey he gained a respect and insight to the legacy of veterans and, in turn, embraced a project designed to help provide them a place of relaxation and reflection. Heuser, 16, a Boy Scout with Troop 828 in Lutherville, took on the project of building a large gazebo on the grounds of the Perry Point Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Harford County. "I knew I wanted to do something special to show veterans how much I appreciate all they have done to protect our country," said Heuser, the son of Dr. Mark and Leslie Heuser, "and I thought the gazebo would provide them with a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.