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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Sun Staff Writer | December 12, 1994
Dr. Carl A. Zapffe, an internationally known physicist, engineer, chemist and metallurgist, as well as popular leader of Boy Scouts in North Baltimore, died of bone cancer at his home in the Ruxton area on Thursday. He was 82.Dr. Zapffe's scientific accomplishments include the founding in the 1940s of fractography, the study of how materials fracture. He also discovered that hydrogen caused numerous defects in forged and cast steel.He was an authority on stainless steel, and wrote eight books, four technical movies and 200 scientific papers, four of which received national awards.
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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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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Sun Staff Writer | January 30, 1995
Few things matter more to George Baker than making a difference in the lives of boys."I believe we were put here for God's will," said the scoutmaster of Ellicott City's Troop 874. "To set a godly example and set them on the road to manhood."That dedication has earned the Owen Brown resident a Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor bestowed on adults in scouting."He's kind of the heart and soul of the group," said Donald Rascoe, Troop 874's committee chairman. "He works extremely well with boys."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2012
Robert Alexander "Sandy" Goll, a retired city public school educator who was active in Scouting, died March 12 of sleep apnea at his Rodgers Forge home. He was 63. The son of a manufacturing executive and a homemaker, Mr. Goll was born in Baltimore and raised in Stoneleigh. After graduating from McDonogh School in 1967, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1973 from Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. Mr. Goll taught mathematics for 30 years at Roland Park Middle School and Chinquapin Middle School, from which he retired in 2007.
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July 11, 2003
Marvin W. Somers, a retired factory worker and former Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts, died Monday at Washington County Hospital of injuries from a mo-ped accident in Hancock on Independence Day. He was 81. Born and raised in Martinsburg, W.Va., Mr. Somers served in World War II as an airplane and engine mechanic for the Army Air Forces. After the war, Mr. Somers moved to Baltimore and worked for 35 years mixing chemicals for the former Alcolac plant in Fairfield. After a heart attack forced him to retire, Mr. Somers constructed a motor and attached it to his bicycle, making it easier for him to ride up hills.
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By Peter A. Jay | March 7, 1996
HAVRE de GRACE -- Sometimes, back in the days when one of the hats I wore occasionally was that of an assistant scoutmaster, we'd take the kids on a long, tough hike. Those outings bore a certain resemblance to this year's Republican presidential primaries.They'd always begin with a lot of noise and confusion. At first the scouts would run wild. They'd charge up and down the trail, perhaps playing keepaway with some nerdy little kid's brand-new canteen. Often someone's pack would come open and his lunch would fall out, as likely as not to be lost or stepped on. There might be stifled tears.
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October 11, 2006
John Jay Rush Sr., a retired salesman honored for his many years in Boy Scouts, died yesterday of complications from a stroke at the Continuum Care Nursing Home in Sykesville. The Westminster resident was 81. Born in Trenton, N.J., he became active in the Boy Scouts of America when he joined a troop in 1937 at age 12. His affiliation with Scouting lasted 66 years. After service in the Army Air Forces during World War II in France, he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Temple University in Philadelphia.
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February 7, 1993
Hank Reinhardt of Westminster, Scoutmaster and past district chairman of the Carroll County Boy Scouts of America, was presented Jan. 28 with the Silver Beaver award, the highest honor the Baltimore-area Boy Scout Council can bestow on a volunteer.Mr. Reinhardt, scoutmaster of Troop 420 in Westminster, has served the Boy Scouts since the early 1970s and was elected district chairman three times. He has been a Scoutmaster since 1978 and has also served as unit commissioner, overseeing several Scout units.
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 18, 1996
EARNING THE rank of an Eagle Scout is an important step in leadership for every Boy Scout.Last month, the ceremonies for two Eagle Scouts of Troop 75 were made even more memorable by the presence of both Scouts' former Scoutmaster, Joel Meredith, who traveled from Wisconsin to participate in the ceremonies for each at Columbia Presbyterian Church and at Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church.The Scouts' Eagle Projects symbolized their interest in their community. Jonathan Barnes, son of Linda and Dick Barnes, developed and built mechanical switches, which enable physically challenged children to develop motor skills, for Cedar Lane School in Harper's Choice,Stan Ward, son of Dan and Pam Ward, led his crew of Scouts at the Howard County Historical Society's library, where they took inventory of, cataloged and rehoused several hundred surveys from the J.R. Curtis collection.
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By ROBERT HILSON JR. and ROBERT HILSON JR.,SUN STAFF | August 3, 1996
Consider William "Bud" Owings's 30-year Boy Scouting career one of two ways: He was in scouting for three decades because the boy inside him never left, or he lasted through two generations of youngsters because the boys of Troop 108 never let him leave.As scoutmaster, organizer and lead rabble-rouser for Troop 108, Mr. Owings was the heart of the Northwest Baltimore Scout troop from 1946 to 1976 - a period during which he led thousands of youths.Bud Owings, who died Thursday of a stroke at the Robosson Court Nursing Home in Carroll County at age 75, was the scoutmaster to boys from the often troubled Pimlico area because that's where he grew up and joined the Boy Scouts.
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June 8, 2011
May 23 marked a big day for the boys of Boy Scout Troop 007 . During a spring Court of Honor ceremony led by Senior Patrol Leader Louis Colangelo and Scoutmaster John Alden, the boys were recognized for their advancements. Mike Bishop, Robert Daniel, Will Connor, Eric Saulsbury, Aaron Brent, Nick Condron, Ryan Condron, Tom Condron, Alex Hanon, Austen Rhomann, A.J. Tribaldi, and Luke Barragan were among those honored. Many other scouts were recognized for earning merit badges.
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October 11, 2006
John Jay Rush Sr., a retired salesman honored for his many years in Boy Scouts, died yesterday of complications from a stroke at the Continuum Care Nursing Home in Sykesville. The Westminster resident was 81. Born in Trenton, N.J., he became active in the Boy Scouts of America when he joined a troop in 1937 at age 12. His affiliation with Scouting lasted 66 years. After service in the Army Air Forces during World War II in France, he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Temple University in Philadelphia.
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August 30, 2004
Raymond T. Fleming Jr., a former scoutmaster in Cockeysville and 33-year manager of Locke Insulator, an electrical equipment manufacturer in Baltimore, died of a heart attack Aug. 23 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. He was 71. Mr. Fleming was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., earned an engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., and served in the Air Force. He and his wife, the former Joanne Rich, lived in Ohio, Massachusetts and upstate New York before moving in 1969 to Cockeysville, where Mr. Fleming was scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 194. Until his retirement in 1989, Mr. Fleming worked for Locke Insulator, serving as a quality-control manager, making sure porcelain insulators were manufactured correctly.
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By Diane Mikulis and Diane Mikulis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 21, 2003
CONSIDERED BY many to be the ultimate Boy Scout experience, Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M., hosts 20,000 campers each year. Recently, 24 members of Troop 757 in Glenwood returned from a backpacking adventure there. And another group from Clarksville is preparing for a trip there next year. Troop 757 was split into two crews, each with eight boys ranging in age from 14 to 18 and four adults (I was one of the adults). Our crew hiked in the northern part of the 137,000-acre ranch, the other hiked in the south.
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July 11, 2003
Marvin W. Somers, a retired factory worker and former Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts, died Monday at Washington County Hospital of injuries from a mo-ped accident in Hancock on Independence Day. He was 81. Born and raised in Martinsburg, W.Va., Mr. Somers served in World War II as an airplane and engine mechanic for the Army Air Forces. After the war, Mr. Somers moved to Baltimore and worked for 35 years mixing chemicals for the former Alcolac plant in Fairfield. After a heart attack forced him to retire, Mr. Somers constructed a motor and attached it to his bicycle, making it easier for him to ride up hills.
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March 13, 2003
William Paul Harris, a retired electrician and former longtime Hebbville resident, died of cancer Friday at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was 74. Mr. Harris was born in Bakersville, N.C., and raised in Chester, Pa. He served in the Army's 11th Airborne Division during the occupation of Japan from 1947 until being discharged in 1950. He moved to Baltimore in 1955 and became an electrician with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 31. He retired in 1988.
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By Nora Koch and Nora Koch,SUN STAFF | April 7, 2000
When Terence Gibson got a bad case of poison ivy on his first weeklong camping trip with the Boy Scouts, his scoutmaster didn't think the then-11-year-old would spend the night in the wilderness again. Despite memories of a swollen face and uncontrollable itching, Gibson camped again. He worked his way to the Boy Scouts of America's highest rank: Eagle Scout. It's an accomplishment fewer than 3 percent of Boy Scouts achieve, but it's even more uncommon these days for a kid from West Baltimore.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 3, 1998
THELMA MAY BE ONE OF the least likely names you'd expect to belong to the scoutmaster of a Boy Scout troop.But Thelma Furlong, the first female scoutmaster in the Scouts' Capital District, is part of a new breed of Scout leaders.Besides Furlong, whose district includes the southern and western parts of Anne Arundel County, the state has no more than five female scoutmasters.Granted, there have always been women Cub pack leaders. That's how Furlong started her Boy Scout career.But, when it comes to teaching the rugged, big-guy stuff, the role is traditionally left to men."
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February 20, 2003
Andrew P. Fox, who was active in the Boy Scouts, died of undetermined causes Feb. 12 at his Bel Air home. He was 19. His death is under investigation by the state medical examiner's office, family members said yesterday. Mr. Fox was born in Baltimore and raised in Bel Air. He studied for two years at James Run Christian Academy and was home-schooled for the last two years of his high school education. "He was going to study engineering in the fall and was planning to take several engineering courses before then," said his mother, Bonnie M. Fox of Bel Air. As a youth, Mr. Fox played Little League baseball.
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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 14, 2002
ADULT BOY Scout leaders attend training programs to increase their knowledge and sharpen their skills to provide the best Scouting program to members of their units. There are courses to cover all aspects of Scouting. The Scouting equivalent of graduate school is the program known as "Wood Badge." Henry "Butch" LaWall, Scoutmaster of Troop 550, recently completed the Wood Badge program. In recognition of his accomplishment, LaWall was presented the Wood Badge award at the Four Rivers District Round Table last month.
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