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Hello.  I hope everyone is having a great day.
 
Your weekly update-
 
PLEASE READ May 21, 2003 AEGIS ARTICLE AND SEND IN LETTERS TO THE AEGIS ABOUT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING-
 
I just received a copy of the article from today's Aegis about the school board meeting.  I am deeply saddened by the coverage.
 
I encourage all those who feel the same way to write letters to the paper.  Be professional, but share your concerns with them.
 
In the first paragraph, it states we had more than 100.  Actually, I believe we had around 200-250 people in attendance.  The other side had only 20 people and this is not mentioned in the article. 
 
Also, in the first paragraph, it states we could not drown out the cry of those who claim....  At no time were we unprofessional.  This article makes it sound like we were being rude to them.
 
As you can see, our statements appear at the end of the article and are brief.  All of our speakers made great points that were not covered in the article.  However, the other group received coverage earlier in the article and it was more extensive.
 
On page 11, it states the Scouts and supporters cheered loudly.......  The other side cheered for their speakers as well.  Is this article once again trying to make  it sound like we were being loud and obnoxious???
 
Once again, if you were at the school board meeting and feel that we were not given equal coverage in this article, please write an article to the paper.  Be professional, but share your concerns.
 
I appreciate you support in the matter.   Thank you for all you do for our young people.
 
Sincerely,
 
Terry
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I will be away from my desk from Friday afternoon, May 23 until June 2.  If you have an urgent question on BSA policy, please contact Field Director Ryan DiBernardo at rdibernardo@baltimorebsa.org or 443-573-2509.  If you have a question about the District, please contact one of the chairpersons below:
 
District Chairman-Larry Bortz at 879-7481 or johnboy207@hotmail.com
District Commissioner-John Sofinowski-692-6180 SOFOFAMILY@aol.com
Vice-Chairman of Program-Rich Crisco-836-1508 richard.crisco@baltlife.com
Membership-Manuelita White-893-1583 harfordscout@aol.com
Family Friends of Scouting-Jim Fisher-734-6887 jdfisher@erols.com
Training-Larry
Bortz-879-7481 johnboy207@hotmail.com or Steve Kilczewski at SMKILCZ@aol.com
Advancement-Bob Beahm-893-0042 bobbeahm@aol.com
Activities-Rich Trznadel-679-4683   
rtrznadel@wilmingtontrust.com and Rich Crisco 836-1508 richard.crisco@baltlife.com
Public Relations-Wayne Hepler-836-4358 whepler@harford.cc.md.us
Camp Promotion-Vicki Frick 676-9483 vicki@notjuststuff.com
Volunteer Recruitment Chair- Steve Kilczewski SMKILCZ@aol.com
 
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING (I wrote this article prior to receiving the newspaper article.  I then wrote the above statement)
 

An estimated 200-250 Scouts, Scouters, and Parents were in attendance. Thank you to all who attended.

I know other Scouts, Scouters, and Parents had other committments and could not attend. However, I know you were thinking of us and I appreciate it.

On behalf of the Boy Scouts, Larry Bortz, Steve Tobia, Delegate Parrott, and Senator Hooper spoke with Senator Jacobs by his side. Thank you to each of them for their outstanding presentations.

They spoke about all the benefits Scouting gives to young people and the community. They spoke about how we help the schools with character education, physical education, values, learning, and all of our other benefits.

The group who doesn't agree with the Boy Scouts had 4-5 speakers and about 20 people in attendance.   They felt it wasn't right for us to do assemblies because of the policies of the Boy Scouts of America.

The Board heard all speakers. We have no idea when, if any, decision will come out of this.

I will keep everyone posted as new information becomes available. I'm sure we will see articles in the newspapers over the next few weeks.

Thanks for your support.

MATCHING GIFTS

Please take note below for all the companies that match gifts. If you, or somebody associated with your unit, works for one of these companies, you could double your or your units gift to the Baltimore Area Council.

Matching Gifts Program

Company Listing

 

Aetna Life & Casualty   Pintey Bowes Corp.

American Express                    Safety-Kleen Corp.

Aon Foundation                       Sedgwick

Avon Products                         Sun Microsystems

Bank of America                      Tandy Corp.

Becton Dickinson                    T. Rowe Price Assoc. Fdn

Black & Decker                       Prudential Foundation

Charles Schwab Corp.                       The St. Paul Co, Inc. Fdn

Chase Manhattan Bank        Times Mirror Fdtn.

Citicorp                                   The Travelers Companies

Compaq                                   TRW Foundation

Computer Assoc. Corp.       Verizon

First Data Corp.                       W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Mercantile-Safe Dep. & Trust                Washington Post Co.

Microsoft Corp.                       Verizon

Nabisco Brands, Inc.                 Xerox Foundation

Pepsi Co. Inc.                          Simply contact your HR Dept.  

Pfizer                                       to get the paperwork. Complete

                                                and return paperwork. You have

                                                now doubled your FOS gift to the Baltimore ARea Council.

                                                Thank you.

Please remember the matching gift program.

1.. Verizon matches fos gifts and gives $500 for volunteering 40 hours per year.

2.. For future reference MBNA has a similar volunteerism style gift. For

every 40 hours volunteered MBNA will donate $500.00.

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JUNE Roundtable

 
The June roundtable will take place on Monday, June 9.  The event will be held at Harford Technical High School at 7:30 PM
 
It is very important that at least one representative from each unit be in attendance.  We will discuss future District Events, program ideas, and many other important items to start your year off right.
 
All adult leaders and parents are welcome to attend.  Bring all your adult leadership!!!
 
Please join us at the Harford District Recognition Dinner.  This is the opportunity for Harford District and The Baltimore Area Council to say thank you to each of you for your outstanding service to young people.  We hope you can make it.
 

                                      Annual Recognition Dinner

                                                          Thursday June 12, 2003

                                                              Doors open at 6:30p.m.

With Dinner served at 7:00p.m.

Richlin Ballroom, Edgewood

 

Music provided by Iceman Entertainments

 

Ticket Reservations $18 per person

To purchase tickets or for more information contact:

Maryellen Kosydar at 410-734-7990

 

                                                                          PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: BAC, BSA

 

Mail checks to:

Harford District Recognition Dinner

2908 Goat Hill Road

Bel Air MD 21015

 

NAME:_______________________________________________________________________

 

ADDRESS:______________________________________________CITY:_________________

 

STATE:____________ZIP:________________PHONE: (410)___________________________

 

ENCLOSED: $_______________                                                    UNIT:__________________

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CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP

 

Cub Scout Day Camp will be June 23-27, 2003, at Fox Meadows Park on Rt. 152.

 

            Registration will be done like all of the other district events.  All registrations will be submitted together as one package, with one Pack check made out to BSA/BAC.  We will not accept individual registration forms and/or checks. We will increase the size of the camp, provided that we get enough volunteers, for staff and den leaders, to support the increase. Each pack needs  to supply one adult to be on the camp staff and work at a station.  If not, we will accept only 200 boys.  This will be done on a first come basis.

 

            We ask that each Pack get a Pack Coordinator to gather and tally all of the paperwork and fees.  A job description is enclosed for your reference.  We also ask that this person be the point of contact between your Pack and us.  This will help reduce the number of calls that we have to return daily.

 

 If you have any questions or need any additional help, please feel to call us or see us at Roundtable.  We look forward to working with you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Donna Phillips                 and            Stephanie Schwartz

410-679-4314                                     410-803-1983

Camp Director                                    Program Director

 

 

BROAD CREEK SHOOTING RANGE INFO.

If you would not mind putting a blurb in that the ranges will close at the end of May due to gearing up for Summer Camp, I would appreciate it and that they are closed on Memorial Weekend, think we had people actually show up on Easter to use the range.

 

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MAKE A GIFT TO SCOUTING

 

Scouting depends upon the time, effort, and monetary support of volunteers just like you.  If you benefit from the Scouting program and see value in continuing the Scouting tradition, please consider making a gift to the Harford District, BAC-BSA.  Your money will help support programs and services, including Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation.

 

. If you make a gift at the $100 level, you will receive a collectors "Courteous" Council Strip . 

 

To make a gift, simply fill out the form listed below and send it to Jim Fisher - Harford District Family Friends of Scouting Chair: 

 

 

 

      By check , pledge, or credit cardPlease print out this card and include it in an envelope mailed to:

 

Jim Fisher - Harford F.O.S. Chair

Baltimore Area Council

2425 Cool Spring Road

Bel Air, MD 21015

 

      Please do not send cash in the mail.

 

To find out if your employer will match your Friends of Scouting donation please visit the following site:

 

      http://www.matchinggifts.com/bsa/

 

 

Thank you for considering a pledge to support the continued growth and success of Scouting in the Baltimore Area.


 

 I am making a difference

o $5,000.00    o $2,500.00    o $1,000.00    o $750.00    o   $500.00    o $250.00    o  $100.00    o  $__________Other. 

Signature: ________________________________________Date:__________ 

 I am paying now: 

o Cash $_______.  oCheck #: __________.    oCredit card :    o Visa.        oMaster Card  

 Card #: _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ - Exp. ____ /____.

Please Bill My Pledge: 

 Please honor all pledges by June 30, 2003                 

 oOnce [Now]        o Twice                  o Three times                  o Other: ________________ .

Name:__________________________________.Title/Company:_________________________________

Address:__________________________________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip:_____________________________________________Phone: H______________  B_______________.

Four Rivers District    Pack #______Troop #:______ Crew #:_______Email:_________________________        

Make Check Payable to the Baltimore Area Council, BSA.       o I wish to become a volunteer.

o My employer will give a matching gift    o I want to learn about putting the BSA into my will.

o I have included the BSA in my will.              o I am an Eagle Scout.

Mail to:  Jim Fisher, Baltimore Area Council, BSA.     2425 Cool Spring Road  Bel Air, MD 21015  

Questions -410-734-6887

Checks should be made out to: BAC-BSA 

 

 

DISTRICT PINEWOOD DERBY

 

June 14th, 2003 is the scheduled date for the Harford District Annual Pinewood Derby. This years event will be hosted by Pack # 865.  The event will be held at North Harford Middle School. All Pack champions are invited to attend to race for the District Championship. All second and third place Pack winners are invite to race in the Open division. The Open division races will take place first, with the Open winner being invited to race in the District Championship. The rules and regulations, as well as the starting time for the event where sent out in a separate email.  If you need this info., please reply back to Terry Koontz.

 

 
-----Original Message-----
From: PNRARNOLD@aol.com [mailto:PNRARNOLD@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2003 4:31 PM
To: SenHooperDOfc@mylifeline.net
Subject: AMERICAN SUPPORT RALLY

PROUD TO BE AN
AMERICAN

THE PAST E-MAILS THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED STATE THAT WE ARE TO STAND ON THE GRASS THAT SURROUNDS THE HARFORD MALL, BUT DUE TO LAST SATURDAYS (APRIL 5TH) TURN OUT THE MALL HAS REQUESTED THAT WE STAND ON THE SIDE WALK, THEY SAY THEY SUPPORT US, BUT THE OWNER HAS REQUESTED THAT WE DO NOT STAND ON THEIR GRASS.  WE ARE ALLOWED TO PARK IN THE MALLS PARKING LOT.   FOR THIS PERMISSION WE THANK THE OWNER OF HARFORD MALL.  THE SIDEWALK SURROUNDS MOST OF THE MALL AND WE WILL START LINING UP ON BEL AIR RD.

OUR TROOPS HAVE NOW GONE INTO BAGHDAD AND WE BELIEVE THAT IN THIS TIME OF WAR THAT THE MOST SUPPORT SHOULD BE RIGHT NOW!  WE WILL BE AT THE HARFORD MALL AGAIN APRIL 12 TH.  AND THEN EVERY SATURDAY  OF APRIL.  I KNOW THAT CERTAIN THINGS ARE UNAVOIDABLE AND IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT THE SUPPORT OF SPREADING THE NEWS WOULD BE WONDERFUL!
THE SAME HOURS OF 11AM TO 1PM (RAIN TIME 11AM UNTIL NOON)   WILL BE USED. 

REMEMBER RAIN OR COLD TEMPERATURES ARE BETTER THAN THE CONDITIONS THAT OUR SOLDIERS ARE FACING.


GOD BLESS AMERICA
ENDING TERRORISM

HONOR THE
PRESIDENT
PRAY FOR OUR
TROOPS
LOVE YOUR
COUNTRY

 

 

Scout Night at Ripken Stadium!

TUESDAY, JULY 22nd

Gates Open 5:30 pm

Pre-Game Parade 6:45 pm

Game Time 7:05 pm

There are 3 different seating options available

Reserved ($8.00) Reserved seat in the seating bowl

Terrace ($10.00) Reserved seat in the seating bowl

Picnic Plaza ($7.00) Open seating on first come first serve basis

Seating is Limited - Call 410-297-9292
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-----Original Message-----

From: Springer, Jeff USAEC/Horne

[mailto:Jeff.Springer@aec.apgea.army.mil]

Subject: bike education

A League of American Bicyclists' certified instructor will be

teaching "Road I" in Harford County in June. Road I is a course developed

by the League to teach the basics of bicycle safety, as well as fundamental

bike repair skills. Details about the course are at the League's web site:

http://www.bikeleague.org/educenter/courses.htm#road1. The League of

American Bicyclists also developed the criteria for the cycling merit badge.

Thanks, Jeff Springer

410.436.1576

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!

We encourage each unit to please send a picture and a short article (as often as possible) to The Aegis and The Record newspapers each month.  This is a great way to recognize your boys for participating in Unit activities and community service.  It also lets the public know how much we do for the community.

I look forward to seeing your Unit in future newspaper articles!

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FIELD SPORTS CHALLENGE WEEKEND-
 
Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America presents the
2003 Field Sports Challenge Weekend
Sept. 19-21, 2003, Camp Spencer
Rifle, Shotgun, and Archery
Ironman Competion, Fingerprinting, Electricity, Genealogy, Space Exploration, Pioneering, Indian Lore, Fire Safety, First Aid, Safety, Cooking
Water front also-Bring your swimming tag from summer camp
Information-Doug Porter 679-2867 or dougport@juno.com or Judi Robilotta at 569-6642 or jhrobilotta@juno.com.
$8 per person payable at weekend, $10 site reservation fee due with information below
Mail to:  Broad Creek Field Sports
BAC/BSA
701 Wyman Park Drive
Baltimore, MD 21211
Include Troop number, number of participants, Contact name and phone number
 
 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Gary G. Hicks [mailto:imcggh@hotmail.com]


Attention please! 

If you have an interest in this course, you are encouraged to sign up ASAP.  We also appreciate you presenting this information to your troop, and ANY other interested parties.

Thank You! 

MATCH SCHEDULE- Shotgun
LBRA Annual BSA Invitational Shotgun Match for BSA Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge & NRA Marksmanship Qualification

This Shotgun Match to be held at the Seitzland Rifle Club in New Freedom PA, on Saturday May 10, 2003. The match will be shot using a shotgun of any type (Over/Under, Side by Side, Single Shot, Pump or Automatic) 12 gauge or smaller. Ammunition will be provided by LBRA.

The club, and our guests, will meet for breakfast at the McDonald's in Forest Hill (Red Pump Road and US24) at 7:30-7:45, then head up to the Seitzland Rifle Club together. Please RSVP your intentions to Walt McCamish - Match Director <wmccamish@comcast.net> by Wednesday 05-07-03, if you intend to participate in this match. We need to know how many people are going to attend and what gauge shotgun you will be using so that we will have the appropriate quantities of supplies and ammunition on hand. We also need to know if you do not have access to a shotgun, so that we can arrange to provide one for you. COST: $ 8.00 per shooter.

This match is a BSA Invitational Match. The number of participants will be limited. If you have an interest in participating, you must register early. Scoring sufficiently in this shooting sequence will meet the Practical Shooting requirement for the BSA Shotgun Merit Badge.


 

Session #2 Practical Shooting and Qualification Match
Saturday May 10, 2003 from 8:30AM to 12NOON


Hosted at the Seitzland Rifle Club
clubhouse and range located in New Freedom, PA


Presented by the

Long Branch Rifle Association, Inc.,
Izaak Walton League of America, Harford County Chapter,

and Seitzland Rifle Club
in partnership with the

National Rifle Association of America

The course(s) & firing range instruction is conducted by NRA Certified and Maryland State DNR Police Certified Range Officers, Maryland Police Training Commission Certified Instructors and NRA Certified Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun and Muzzleloader Instructors. BSA Merit Badge Certification provided by BSA Counselors.

Class size is limited to 40 students. Youth Students (under 16 years) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian- who must also be a registered student- throughout the course(s).

Course Fee is $16.00 per participant.

COURSE FEES & REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 21, 2003.

Call or e-mail today to reserve you seat!

Contact: Mr. Richard Garvine- LBRA Program Director

FORTUNE CENTER, 42 Idlewild Street, Bel Air, Maryland 21014

tel: 410-893-0450 fax 410-893-1121 e-mail: garvine@lbra.freeservers.com

Visit our web page for NRA & BSA Shotgun Course details- http://www.lbra.freeservers.com/catalog.html

General LBRA information & slide shows visit our web site- http://www.lbra.freeservers.com

ref: LBRA NRA&BSA Shotgun Course Poster 050303