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By SHERRY GRAHAM | January 24, 1995
When I first learned that the Klondike Derby was to be held at Piney Run Park, I imagined something involving little wooden cars.No, that's the Pinewood Derby. "Well, OK," I thought, "it must be the one with the big cars that they ride in."Wrong again -- that's the Soap Box Derby.If you were anywhere near Piney Run Park on Saturday, you quickly learned that the Klondike Derby is a huge event for both Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.More than 1,000 Scouts from all over Carroll County converged on the park for the annual daylong event.
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By Tyeesha Dixon and Tyeesha Dixon,Sun reporter | February 3, 2008
The Cub Scouts of Pack 1111 beamed as they talked about their favorite part of the annual Klondike Derby. "The fires," many of them shouted yesterday as they sipped the homemade tea they had just finished making. The name of their pack is, after all, the Fire Eagles. Almost 2,000 Howard County Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and their supporters filled Patapsco State Park in Ellicott City for the Klondike Derby, a one-day event sponsored by the National Pike District of the Boy Scouts of America.
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By Jean Leslie and Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 3, 1997
DO YOU REMEMBER how bitterly cold it was Jan. 18, when all you wanted was to sit by the fire with a cup of something hot?Cub Scouts and a large group of adults from Elkridge's Pack 432 were outside that day, attending the Klondike Derby at McKeldin State Park.The Klondike Derby is an outdoor winter skills competition for the boys in the Baltimore National Pike District.Webelos Scouts, including Matt Grabowski, Elliott Kerechek, Dennis Raines, Keith Fleischmann, Brian Phipps, Jonathan Phipps, Spencer Renehan, Chris Burton and Danny Duvall went in for a tough competition.
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January 30, 2008
Program today on `Senior Week' HC DrugFree will present "Senior Week in Ocean City," a program for parents and 12th-graders, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Howard High School in Ellicott City and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at River Hill High School in Clarksville. The program addresses parents' fears and the risks teens face during the traditional Maryland "Senior Week in Ocean City." Parents can learn about Ocean City initiatives that have been put in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable Senior Week.
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January 22, 1992
The McKeldin Area of Patapsco State Park, just over the county line in Carroll, is a long way from the Klondike, but area Scouts came loaded for (polar) bear Saturday morning anyway. The annual Klondike Derby took Scouts on a run through obstacles and tasks that were almost like real thing -- minus the snow.
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By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 27, 1998
"COME ON, GUYS, we can do it," was a shout heard over and over Saturday at an annual Boy Scout and Cub Scout event known as the Klondike Derby.More than 1,600 Scouts from the Carroll, National Pike and Arrowhead districts converged on Freedom Park for a day of friendly competition as the boys used their Scouting skills to complete challenging courses designed to encourage teamwork.Participants in this year's Klondike found a different atmosphere than at recent derbies. Organizers created a theme spoofing the typical Klondike setting.
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By ROSALIE M. FALTER | January 25, 1993
Boy Scout Troop 550 learned a great deal about the concept of strength in numbers and the importance of self-confidence during a recent Klondike Derby at Downs Park.The troop, which is sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary PTA, gathered with other units that are part of the Four Rivers District.The derby had stations such as the obstacle course, flag raising, victim transporting, wall climbing, tunnel passage, being adrift on an iceberg, and steeplechase that required the boys to act as a patrol.
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January 30, 2008
Program today on `Senior Week' HC DrugFree will present "Senior Week in Ocean City," a program for parents and 12th-graders, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Howard High School in Ellicott City and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at River Hill High School in Clarksville. The program addresses parents' fears and the risks teens face during the traditional Maryland "Senior Week in Ocean City." Parents can learn about Ocean City initiatives that have been put in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable Senior Week.
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January 13, 2005
Farm panel sets hearing on roving livestock Carroll County's Right to Farm Committee, which helps mediate disputes between farmers and neighbors, has scheduled a public hearing to hear testimony about livestock roaming through a Marston neighborhood. The committee met Tuesday with neighbors and the farmer who disavowed ownership of the roving animals, including pigs, goats and llamas. The animals are wreaking havoc on landscaping and lawns, residents complained. The panel was unable to resolve the situation and set the hearing for 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in Room 003 of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.
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By LARRY STURGILL | January 25, 1995
Last week was busy for Cub Scout Pack 615, which held its annual Pinewood Derby and participated in the annual Klondike Derby.Members of Pack 615 brought their racing cars, handmade from pine block car kits, to Running Brook Elementary School last Wednesday for the annual Pinewood Derby.Scouts and family members gathered around the 30-foot-long, gently sloping racetrack to watch the races and cheer for the 20 colorfully decorated cars entered in the double-elimination derby.After nearly 1 1/2 hours of racing, three finalists remained: Matt Butler, Bear Den champion, in car No. 3; Chris Fournier, Wolf Den champion, in car No. 5; and Tommy Farley, Webelos Den champion, in car No. 15.The races among the three fastest cars were close and exciting.
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January 13, 2005
Farm panel sets hearing on roving livestock Carroll County's Right to Farm Committee, which helps mediate disputes between farmers and neighbors, has scheduled a public hearing to hear testimony about livestock roaming through a Marston neighborhood. The committee met Tuesday with neighbors and the farmer who disavowed ownership of the roving animals, including pigs, goats and llamas. The animals are wreaking havoc on landscaping and lawns, residents complained. The panel was unable to resolve the situation and set the hearing for 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in Room 003 of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.
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By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 27, 1998
"COME ON, GUYS, we can do it," was a shout heard over and over Saturday at an annual Boy Scout and Cub Scout event known as the Klondike Derby.More than 1,600 Scouts from the Carroll, National Pike and Arrowhead districts converged on Freedom Park for a day of friendly competition as the boys used their Scouting skills to complete challenging courses designed to encourage teamwork.Participants in this year's Klondike found a different atmosphere than at recent derbies. Organizers created a theme spoofing the typical Klondike setting.
NEWS
By Jean Leslie and Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 3, 1997
DO YOU REMEMBER how bitterly cold it was Jan. 18, when all you wanted was to sit by the fire with a cup of something hot?Cub Scouts and a large group of adults from Elkridge's Pack 432 were outside that day, attending the Klondike Derby at McKeldin State Park.The Klondike Derby is an outdoor winter skills competition for the boys in the Baltimore National Pike District.Webelos Scouts, including Matt Grabowski, Elliott Kerechek, Dennis Raines, Keith Fleischmann, Brian Phipps, Jonathan Phipps, Spencer Renehan, Chris Burton and Danny Duvall went in for a tough competition.
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By Sherry Graham and Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 13, 1996
THEY CAME to test their skills and their mettle in the annual Scouting event known as the Klondike Derby. When the day was over, many a mother was surely testing her laundry detergent against the grimy clothes of those Scouts.More than 1,000 Boy Scouts and Cubs Scouts from all over Carroll gathered at Piney Run Park Saturday in a daylong celebration of sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie. For many Scouts, the Klondike Derby is a chance to show off the new skills they've learned through Scouting.
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By LARRY STURGILL | January 25, 1995
Last week was busy for Cub Scout Pack 615, which held its annual Pinewood Derby and participated in the annual Klondike Derby.Members of Pack 615 brought their racing cars, handmade from pine block car kits, to Running Brook Elementary School last Wednesday for the annual Pinewood Derby.Scouts and family members gathered around the 30-foot-long, gently sloping racetrack to watch the races and cheer for the 20 colorfully decorated cars entered in the double-elimination derby.After nearly 1 1/2 hours of racing, three finalists remained: Matt Butler, Bear Den champion, in car No. 3; Chris Fournier, Wolf Den champion, in car No. 5; and Tommy Farley, Webelos Den champion, in car No. 15.The races among the three fastest cars were close and exciting.
NEWS
By SHERRY GRAHAM | January 24, 1995
When I first learned that the Klondike Derby was to be held at Piney Run Park, I imagined something involving little wooden cars.No, that's the Pinewood Derby. "Well, OK," I thought, "it must be the one with the big cars that they ride in."Wrong again -- that's the Soap Box Derby.If you were anywhere near Piney Run Park on Saturday, you quickly learned that the Klondike Derby is a huge event for both Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.More than 1,000 Scouts from all over Carroll County converged on the park for the annual daylong event.
NEWS
By Tyeesha Dixon and Tyeesha Dixon,Sun reporter | February 3, 2008
The Cub Scouts of Pack 1111 beamed as they talked about their favorite part of the annual Klondike Derby. "The fires," many of them shouted yesterday as they sipped the homemade tea they had just finished making. The name of their pack is, after all, the Fire Eagles. Almost 2,000 Howard County Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and their supporters filled Patapsco State Park in Ellicott City for the Klondike Derby, a one-day event sponsored by the National Pike District of the Boy Scouts of America.
NEWS
By MAUREEN RICE | February 22, 1994
Sandy Queen is coming to town.If you missed her last year, don't make the same mistake this year.Ms. Queen, the founder and director of Lifeworks, a training and consulting firm in Columbia with the ambitious goal of helping people take a better look at their lives through humor, laughter and play, will speak to area third- and fourth-graders, school faculties, parents and the public Thursday."
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By MAUREEN RICE | February 22, 1994
Sandy Queen is coming to town.If you missed her last year, don't make the same mistake this year.Ms. Queen, the founder and director of Lifeworks, a training and consulting firm in Columbia with the ambitious goal of helping people take a better look at their lives through humor, laughter and play, will speak to area third- and fourth-graders, school faculties, parents and the public Thursday."
NEWS
By ROSALIE M. FALTER | January 25, 1993
Boy Scout Troop 550 learned a great deal about the concept of strength in numbers and the importance of self-confidence during a recent Klondike Derby at Downs Park.The troop, which is sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary PTA, gathered with other units that are part of the Four Rivers District.The derby had stations such as the obstacle course, flag raising, victim transporting, wall climbing, tunnel passage, being adrift on an iceberg, and steeplechase that required the boys to act as a patrol.
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