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By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,Baltimore County Bureau of The Sun | February 28, 1991
Kathy Haycraft's 6-year-old sister, Elizabeth, was drowning at the Towson YMCA pool, and their mother was too far away to do anything but scream for help.Keeping her composure, the spirited 10-year-old threw her sister a barbell floating device, floated to the deep end of the pool where her sister had drifted and managed to pull her safely to the side.The rescue occurred on Sept. 12, 1990, during Kathy's first swimming lesson.Her act of heroism was recognized last night by the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
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May 28, 2014
Congratulations are in order for Mount View Middle School seventh-graders and Girl Scouts Juliettes Hanna Al-Kowsi and her partner Ava Pirie of Troop 794 who were awarded the prestigious Girl Scout Silver Award in early May. The Silver Award is the second highest award in Girl Scouts and can be earned by scouts in the sixth through eighth grades. The girls were honored during a ceremony at Camp Ilchester. Hanna and Ava spent more than 70 hours working with the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company to create educational materials that were used during their Salute to Strong and Independent Women Weekend in last summer.
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August 28, 1994
Schools superintendent to receive Scout awardAnne Arundel County public schools Superintendent Carol S. Parham will be honored with a "Good Scout" Award at a breakfast Sept. 9 at the Holiday Inn on Riva Road in Annapolis.The award, from the Capitol District Boy Scouts of America, honors community leaders who exemplify in their daily lives the ideals of the Boy Scouts.The Scouts cited Dr. Parham's role as an elder with Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church and her work for the National Stroke Association of Maryland and the Howard County Sexual Assault Center.
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March 31, 2014
Boy Scout Troop 936, which meets at Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company, awarded Zack Griffin his Eagle Scout medal on March 22. This was their second Eagle Scout in six months. Requirements to meet this award included fundraising, contacting business support and supervising the clearing and mulching of the chosen project, the Agape House. This achievement was acknowledged by personal letters from Gen. Alexander of the NSA, a flag flown over the capitol in his honor by Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger and a signed photo by Bear Grylls, recent Chief Scout for the UK and celebrity of "Man vs. Wild.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | November 10, 1993
The Carroll District of the Boy Scouts of America gave Del. Richard N. Dixon, a county Democrat, its "Good Scout" award yesterday.The Scouts honored Mr. Dixon, 55, at a luncheon at the Wakefield Valley Golf Club and gave him a plaque in recognition of his community service and leadership.The Boy Scouts present the award to individuals who exemplify the ideals of their organization.Mr. Dixon, of Westminster, has represented the 5th District in the state House of Representatives since 1983 and is an assistant vice president at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith.
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July 28, 1991
David Stewart Jr. of Severn is one of 30 Eagle Scouts from across the country who have been selected to receive a $3,000 scholarship provided by an endowment from former Texas Gov. William P. Clements.Over 1,700 Eagle Scout Scholarship applications were submitted for four scholarship programs. Stewart's selection represents recognition ofhis superb record of accomplishments.Applicants must be graduating high school seniors and currently registered in the Boy Scouts of America, and have been granted the Eagle Scout Award.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | November 10, 1993
The Carroll District of the Boy Scouts of America gave Del. Richard N. Dixon, a county Democrat, its "Good Scout" award yesterday.The Scouts honored Mr. Dixon, 55, at a luncheon at the Wakefield Valley Golf Club and gave him a plaque in recognition of his community service and leadership.The Boy Scouts present the award to individuals who exemplify the ideals of their organization.Mr. Dixon, of Westminster, has represented the 5th District in the state House of Representatives since 1983 and is an assistant vice president at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith.
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February 8, 1993
Name:Kevin Michael Kasprzak.School: Severna Park Senior High School.Home:Severna Park.Age:18.Accomplishments: Kevin, a senior, is an honor roll student maintaining a 3.05 grade point average.He is the statistician for the varsity football team and will be a part of the cast performing this spring in his school's 1993 Rock 'n' Roll Revival.By far the accomplishment he is proudest of is attaining the rank of Eagle Scout after 10 years of hard work as a Boy Scout.Next week, at a ceremony held at the Severna Park Elks Lodge, Kevin will be presented the Eagle Scout award by Scoutmaster Porter Tawes.
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June 15, 2006
Samuel Early Scruggs, a former district executive and program director for Boy Scouts of America and a volunteer, died of lung cancer Sunday at the Wesley Home in Mount Washington. He was 82. Mr. Scruggs was born in Lexington, Ky., and raised in Maysville, Ky. He was a 1948 graduate of Berea College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in botany. A 1940 Eagle Scout, he began his professional career in Scouting in 1948, and held district executive and program director positions in several states before retiring in 1988 as program director at Westmoreland-Fayette Boy Scout Council in Greensburg, Pa. "Volunteer work was in his nature, so after moving to Glyndon in 1988, he began a second career volunteering," said a daughter, Ann B. O'Neill of Glyndon.
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By PAT O'MALLEY | November 6, 1994
Anne Arundel County's most honored sports personality running out of honors would be like Charley Eckman running out of words. As he likes to say, "ain't no way," and yes, Glen Burnie's Eckman is slated for still another award.Eckman is to receive the 1994 Good Scout Award from the Four Rivers District Boy Scouts on Dec. 13 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.Tickets are $50 for adults and $15 for those under age 18 and can be purchased by calling Michael's (410) 768-7901 or dinner chairman Joanne Murphy (410)
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May 1, 2013
John Carroll junior Alex Kane, member of Girl Scout Troop 1382, was awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. To receive this honor, a girl must use her organizational, leadership, project management and teamwork skills to serve her community. Alex created "Bark for a Cure. " She solicited pictures, in the form of a contest, and created a canine calendar. The proceeds from the sale of this calendar went to benefit cancer research and treatment. Alex will be formally recognized by the Girl Scout organization this spring.
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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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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 Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 22, 1996
Hammond, Oakland Mills and Long Reach high schools are three of the schools that have begun an educational liaison program with the Howard County Police Department.The pilot program is designed to ensure a safe learning environment.Full-time officers are assigned to assist the schools' administrators in promoting rapport with students and staff.They will also serve as role models and mentors, deter misconduct by remaining highly visible, share knowledge of protocol and procedures, assist in educating the students about the role of police in community law enforcement issues and investigate criminal incidents.
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By NATALIE HARVEY | November 10, 1992
During an impressive Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony, Greg Buckler was presented his Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America Thursday before family, friends, troop members and other Eagle Scouts at the Oakland Mills High School auditorium.Greg has been a member of Troop 601 since 1988. Since then he has earned 29 BSA merit badges, a World Crest Award, two 50-Miler Awards and is a brotherhood member in the Order of the Arrow.For his Eagle Scout project, Greg planned, developed and established a library and computer data base for the Grace Community Church in Oakland Mills.
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