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From The Aegis | April 1, 2013
Brady Daniels Kautsch, 17 of Bel Air, earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award, on Dec. 13, 2012 and was formally recognized in a ceremonial Court of Honor on March 17, at the Church of St. Mark - Monsignor McCall Center in Fallston. A member of Troop 801, Kautsch is one of approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Steve Martinek. To earn scouting's highest award, each candidate must earn 21 merit badges -- some required, some elective -- and successfully coordinate and complete a community-related service project.
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March 25, 2013
Kevin Matthews, a member of Troop 238, completed his Eagle Scout project and received the honor of obtaining his Eagle Scout rank in September. Kevin's Eagle project, finished in April 2012, was for the Harford County Humane Society and consisted of multiple repairs and installations to the large animal barn. His project included installing a 16-by-16-by-4-foot corral and burying a barrier around the perimeter of the barn to prevent predators from entering the barn and harming the animals housed there.
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svanessen2@hotmail.com | March 21, 2013
Kudos to Loch Raven resident Dick Shine who was awarded the Silver Beaver award at a Boy Scouts of America banquet at Martin's West last week. Of all the possible adult volunteers in the Dulaney district, Shine was selected as the recipient of this award for 30 years of volunteer service to Boy Scouts of America. The Silver Beaver award is a council level service award "given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, sel- sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service".
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February 18, 2013
Ryan Gartland, a freshman at Harker Heights High School in Texas and the grandson of Gary and Alice Boettcher of Churchville, has achieved Scouting's highest rank. He completed his final rank requirement by passing an Eagle Board of Review on Dec. 14, 2012, and achieved his goal of becoming an Eagle Scout during the 100th anniversary year of Eagle Scouts. Ryan started his Scouting adventure in 2004 with Pack 255 in Harker Heights. He continued with the pack and earned his Arrow of Light prior to crossing over to Troop 255, in Harker Heights in 2009.
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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 Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2012
At 6 feet 6, 275 pounds, Alec Auwaerter plays a key role on the offensive line for a No. 9 St. Paul's football team with a stellar running game powering its 8-0 season and a shot at the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference title. The offensive guard, who has been selected for the Maryland Crab Bowl senior all-star game, is an Eagle Scout and an International Baccalaureate diploma candidate. Auwaerter has a 3.7 grade-point average and is considering majoring in biology.
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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.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2012
Twenty years ago, Aaron Becker had just been named valedictorian of Baltimore's City College when he was also awarded the rank of Eagle Scout — the culmination of years of Scouting work, including a seven-month project to make a video about emotionally vulnerable children. But Becker's longtime affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America came to an end recently, when he returned his Eagle medal to the organization because of its decision to uphold a ban on openly gay Scouts and leaders.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2012
Eugene H. "Gene" Shaffer Sr., a World War II veteran, Boy Scout leader and retired crane operator, died Friday of leukemia at his home in Millsboro, Del. The longtime Ellicott City resident was 85. Born in Baltimore in a neighborhood near Edmondson Avenue, he was the son of a homemaker and a crane operator who helped build the Bay Bridge. His son would work at the same trade for 44 years. Mr. Shaffer's mother died when he was 5 and many extended family members helped his father raise him. He dropped out of school at 17 to join the Navy in 1944.
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