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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 18, 1999
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.
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By Lorraine Gingerich and Lorraine Gingerich,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 7, 2000
JONATHAN LEE Kraeuter has become the 90th Scout to attain the rank of Eagle Scout in Clarksville's Troop 737. At his Eagle Court of Honor held Aug. 26 at Clarksville Middle School, Todd Travis, another Troop 737 Eagle Scout, served as master of ceremonies. Glenn Ludwig, pastor at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, where Jonathan is a member, spoke at the gathering. Roberta Poulton brought congratulatory messages from St. Agnes Healthcare, where Jonathan completed his Eagle project.
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By NATALIE HARVEY | May 3, 1994
Joel Ian Hampshire was presented his Eagle Scout Award and the Bronze Eagle Palm at an April 24 ceremony at Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church, which sponsors Troop 75.Completing an Eagle Scout project is a large commitment, and Joel also completed 75 hours of community service to earn the Bronze Eagle Palm.Rockburn Branch Park, Ellicott City, is the site of the mulched walking trail, picnic bench and rest area which Joel and Troop 75 Boy Scouts installed as his project.He began scouting in 1984 as a Cub Scout and has progressed through the ranks including Order of the Arrow, Arrow of Light, Patrol Leader and has received Baltimore and Gettysburg Historic Trails Medals.
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By Larry Carson | September 3, 2006
County Council candidate Mary Kay Sigaty, a Democrat running in west Columbia's District 4, got the biggest crowd response last week at a candidates forum in Harper's Choice. The question from education activist Stanley Daniello was: "How can we trust any of you?" It began when UNcommon, a rival Democratic candidate whose name is Jeffrey L. Underwood, responded that he was probably the only Eagle Scout among the four candidates seeking the seat on the all-male County Council. Democrat Josh Feldmark then said he also had been an Eagle Scout, whereupon Sigaty, the only woman on the panel spoke up. "I think I'm the only one up here who couldn't be an Eagle Scout.
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 4, 1998
EAST COLUMBIA has added another Eagle Scout to its list of accomplished young men.Jonathan Porter's Eagle ceremony was held June 18 at Glen Mar United Methodist Church in Ellicott City.Scoutmaster George Baker presented Jonathan the highest Boy Scout rank. Jonathan joined Troop 874 five years ago.His project, approved by District and National Scout headquarters, was planting trees in Antietam Battlefield's "West Woods" to help return the site to its natural wooded state of more than a hundred years ago.Jonathan's project and its location were deeply personal.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | 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.
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By John J. Snyder and John J. Snyder,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 23, 1999
A FEW WEEKS ago, Drew Foerster, 17, was spotted on a bike path in Long Reach. He and a few friends were standing at the edge of the woods where the path meets Tamar Drive.The group seemed to be up to something.On the ground around them was a shovel, a bag of dry cement, a bucket of water and a trash can. A neighbor out for a stroll crossed the street to investigate.It turned out that Drew, a Boy Scout in Troop 794, was installing trash receptacles along the pathway. Over the course of several weekends, Drew's crew installed six cans as the community service part of his Eagle Scout project.
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By NATALIE HARVEY | January 10, 1995
James Crifasi became the 43rd Eagle Scout of Troop 601 at ceremonies held Dec. 22 at the Other Barn, Oakland Mills Village.Oakland Mills Community Association, sponsor of the troop, established Troop 601's "Eagle Nest" plaque at the Other Barn in 1980, six years before James joined Scouting.James has been bugler, patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader and troop instructor while earning merit badges and before creating his Eagle Scout project.Howard County Executive, Charles I. Ecker commended his project's "goal of increasing songbird population in the county by designing backyard habitats for songbirds."
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November 16, 1992
On Nov. 6, at Bethany Unity Methodist Church, Boy Scout Troop 944 and Scoutmaster John Ritter awarded the rank of Eagle Scout to Life Scout Ian Yorkston of Marriottsville.This was a proud moment for Ian, fellow scouts, and his parents, George and Donna Yorkston.Ian is a senior at Mount Hebron High School, where he has been voted Student of the Month. He is a member of the Jazz Band, the Concert Band and the Marching Band units.Ian is active at his local church, First Lutheran Church in Ellicott City.
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By Amy P. Ingram and Amy P. Ingram,Contributing Writer | October 13, 1992
Timothy Bach, 17, has finally reached the apex of his Scouting career -- and the Odenton Public Library is proof of his success.To achieve the prestigious Eagle rank, Timothy, of Boy Scout Troop 377, planted eight cherry trees along the library's exit path."
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