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September 7, 1993
West Friendship man to get award from Boy ScoutsJames R. Moxley Jr. of West Friendship has been named the recipient of the 1993 "Good Scout" award for the Boy Scouts of America's National Pike District.The Boy Scouts present the award to community leaders for outstanding service to the community, youth and scouting.Mr. Moxley is president of Security Development Corp. and chairman of the Columbia Bank.He will be presented with the award Oct. 19 at Turf Valley Country Club.
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May 22, 2013
One of the first things that an incoming Boy Scout must learn is the Scout Law. It's become so famous that many people outside the organization likely recognize it. "A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. " There is no line about Boy Scouts being exclusionary, nor one suggestion that the organization discriminate. There isn't even a mention of sexuality. To be kind is to be kind. To think of Boy Scouts as some narrow-minded, anti-gay organization is anathema to how many of us have experienced scouting in our lives.
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NEWS
February 25, 2003
On Thursday, February 20, 2003, MRS. NELLIE D. HARRIS, beloved wife of the late Dick Harris, devoted mother of the late Brian D. Harris, step-mother of Sue Ellen Nugent, also survived by close family and friends. Graveside services will be held 1:30 P.M., Friday, February 28, at Loudon Park Cemetery, 3620, Wilkens Ave. Family and friends are asked to assemble at Loudon Park Funeral Home on Friday by 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Boy Scouts of America.
NEWS
February 5, 2013
The leaders of the Boy Scouts of America are expected to vote tomorrow on whether to scrap the organization's long-standing national ban on admitting gay Scouts and Scout leaders, and to replace it with a policy that allows the religious and civic organizations that sponsor individual Scout units to set their own rules on the issue. The ban on gay Scouts is an anachronism that flies in the face of the overdue societal trend toward greater inclusiveness, tolerance and acceptance of diversity.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 22, 2004
On January 21, 2004, RUSSELL EUGENE of Carroll County, son of the late Henry Alva Hamme, Sr., and Edna J. (nee Shue) Hamme, brother of Richard B., Dwain A., Franklin D. , and Henry A. Hamme, Jr. and Sterling Bixler. He was a longtime member and caretaker of the Thurmont Sportsman's Club. He was a lifelong member of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 344 of Hampstead. He was a Scout Master for many years. Russell worked his whole adult life for Black & Decker, from where he retired after 31 years.
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By Melody Holmes and Melody Holmes,SUN STAFF | July 6, 2000
About 50 people - some of them former scouts - gathered in front of local Boy Scouts of America headquarters in the 700 block of Wyman Park Drive yesterday to protest last week's Supreme Court decision that bars states from forcing Scout troops to accept gay leaders. Protesters included representatives of several gay-rights organizations. Some carried hand-made signs with such messages as "Teach hope, not hate," and "Legal intolerance is still intolerance." "The Boy Scouts are sending the message that I'm inherently inferior because of who I am; that's a message that's ridiculous.
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By Melody Holmes and Melody Holmes,SUN STAFF | July 4, 2000
Members of the gay community, including the Washington-based National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, plan to come to Baltimore tomorrow to protest last week's Supreme Court decision barring gay leadership in the Boy Scouts of America. The group plans to gather tomorrow at 5 p.m. in front of Baltimore's chapter of the Boy Scouts of America at 701 Wyman Park Drive. David Baker, a spokesman for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, said Baltimore is being targeted because it's "the public face of the group in Maryland."
NEWS
By Knight-Ridder | February 5, 1992
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose Boy Scout troop 260 has sent a message to its national headquarters: It is possible to be "morally straight" and gay at the same time.The troop is apparently the first in the country to openly proclaim that it will not honor a Boy Scouts of America policy barring gay scouts or gay adult leaders."We feel that their policy is inappropriate," said troop 260 Scoutmaster Michael Cahn. "We're saying this is our business, not theirs."The troop, which meets in a Willow Glen church, has no openly gay members or leaders, Mr. Cahn said.
NEWS
July 8, 1993
John Holdcraft honored for 25 years in scoutingJohn C. Holdcraft, a member of the Columbia Typographical Union Local 101-12 was presented the George Meany Award recently in a ceremony conducted at the Boy Scouts of America District Recognition Dinner at the Ellicott City Lion's Club.The George Meany Award is organized labor's highest award for service to youth through the Boy Scouts of America.Under the auspices of the Boy Scouts of America, the award is given by the Maryland AFL-CIO to members who perform outstanding service to youth as a volunteer scout leader.
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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 Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2012
Kenneth W. Davis, a retired Boy Scouts of America official who was active in the affairs of Severna Park United Methodist Church, died Tuesday at St. Agnes Hospital. The longtime Severna Park resident was 84. The son of a garage owner and a homemaker, he was born and raised in North Haven, Conn. After graduating from New Haven High School in 1945, he served for two years in the Navy as an electrician. In 1936, Mr. Davis joined the Cub Scouts and progressed to the Boy Scouts, where he eventually attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
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November 10, 2011
Mary Ann Scully , of West Friendship, has been named the 2011 recipient of the Howard County Good Scout Award presented by the Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. She is currently employed as the chairwoman, president and CEO of Howard Bank. Scully, who is chair of the Maryland Bankers Association, was one of the founding officers of Howard Bank and headed its organizing committee before the bank opened in 2004. Deborah Valenza has been hired by Visiting Angels as their Director of Marketing.
NEWS
By SLOANE BROWN | May 18, 2008
THE HENRY A. ROSENBERG SR. DISTINguished Citizen Award Dinner may be an annual fundraising tradition for the Boy Scouts of America. But the 2008 version was anything but traditional. This year, instead of listening to speeches about a chosen honoree, guests at the Maryland Science Center were encouraged to tour the center's smash hit of a show, Body Worlds 2 -- the exhibit that shows the inner workings of the human body using real human bodies. "I happen to be on the board of the Maryland Science Center.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,SUN REPORTER | October 19, 2007
A former rubble landfill-turned-county park in southern Anne Arundel will become a new home for area Boy and Girl Scouts beginning tomorrow, when more than 500 Scouts will christen the site with a two-day camping event. County officials have entered into an open-ended agreement with local chapters of the Boy Scouts of America, giving them access to more than half of the 182-acre Sands Road Park in Lothian. The agreement provides the impetus for Boy, Girl and Cub Scouts and Venture Crews to improve the park, which is rarely used.
NEWS
By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | August 5, 2007
The 150 Boy Scouts gathered with their troops in front of the mess hall at the Broad Creek Scout Reservation in Whiteford. The youngsters listened to a brief speech, followed by the sounding of a kudu horn and a recitation of their Scout Oath. "A lot of these boys might not understand what we did out here today," said Reed Blom, who has been the director of the Scout reservation for the past 20 years. "But when they're older, they'll remember that they participated, and then they'll understand the significance of the event."
NEWS
October 24, 2006
On October 21, 2006, JOSEPH W. FOSTER of Bel Air, MD, beloved husband of Jeanne E. Armstrong Foster, devoted father of Dr. Jeffrey W. Foster, Dr. James A. Foster and Dr. Jennifer E. Foster, loving brother of Mildred E. Foster. Also survived by five grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2006, at 11 A.M., at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bel Air, MD. Friends may call at the family owned McComas Funeral Home, P.A., MD, on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Those who desire may contribute to the Boys Scouts of America, Baltimore Area Council, 701 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21211-2899 or Mt. Ararat Lodge #44, A.F. & A.M., 136 E. Gordon Street, Bel Air, MD, 21014.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,SUN REPORTER | October 19, 2007
A former rubble landfill-turned-county park in southern Anne Arundel will become a new home for area Boy and Girl Scouts beginning tomorrow, when more than 500 Scouts will christen the site with a two-day camping event. County officials have entered into an open-ended agreement with local chapters of the Boy Scouts of America, giving them access to more than half of the 182-acre Sands Road Park in Lothian. The agreement provides the impetus for Boy, Girl and Cub Scouts and Venture Crews to improve the park, which is rarely used.
NEWS
By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | August 5, 2007
The 150 Boy Scouts gathered with their troops in front of the mess hall at the Broad Creek Scout Reservation in Whiteford. The youngsters listened to a brief speech, followed by the sounding of a kudu horn and a recitation of their Scout Oath. "A lot of these boys might not understand what we did out here today," said Reed Blom, who has been the director of the Scout reservation for the past 20 years. "But when they're older, they'll remember that they participated, and then they'll understand the significance of the event."
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