Thursday, August 9, 2012
Troop No. 456 out of St. Mark's Church and School in Catonsville is holding an anniversary event.
On August 21, 1912, the first Eagle Scout in America was named. One hundred years later, Catonsville's Troop 456 based out of Saint Mark's is going to celebrate that anniversary. The troop will recognize three new Eagle Scouts at an event on August 21 and also have a reunion for any past Eagle Scout members from the troop. The Catonsville troop was founded in 1945 and since 1961 has had 122 Eagle Scouts selected. Sheila Whetle, one of the organizers, said the group has addresses for roughly 100 Eagle Scouts, but are looking to invite any past members. Also in attendance will be eight of the current or past scoutmasters. To volunteer to help out, email Whetle at email@example.com. The group has also created a Facebook page for the event.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Also for the holiday, American, Maryland and POW and MIA flags are exempt from Maryland's 6 percent sales tax.
Boy Scouts from Troop 307 based out of Catonsville United Methodist Church placed flags along Frederick Road Thursday morning in Catonsville in honor of Flag Day. Six scouts participated this morning and another group will take them down at the end the day, said parent Aaron Koos. Also for the holiday, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot wants all state residents to know they can celebrate Flag Day on Thursday not just as patriots, but with an added bonus: official flags sold here are exempt from being taxed. President Woodrow Wilson established Flag Day in 1916, and in 1949 President Harry Truman made June 14 its national day of recognition, according to the Library of Congress. Legend has it that George Washington commissioned …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
The 25th annual "We Remember" tribute on Friday, May 25 at Baltimore National Cemetery.
More than 1,500 scouts from across the region gathered at Baltimore National Cemetery in Catonsville on Friday evening to pay tribute to those who served this country. Among those who participated are Troop 702 from Columbia; Troop 109 from Halethorpe; Troop 350 from Chase, Md; Troop 447 from Linthicum; Troop 1120 from Eldersburg; and Troops 615, 874, 944, 333, and 874 from Ellicott City.