On Sept. 12, Boy Scout Troop 103, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Long Meadows, held its first Court of Honor at Paramount Brethren in Christ Church.
Troop 103 started in March. In that short period of time, eight of the 14 Scouts attended summer camp at Camp Sinoquipe in Fort Littleton, Pa., and earned 38 merit badges.
The Scouts were also awarded the Founders award for being founding members of the new Scout unit. Eight of the 14 Scouts earned their awards for fire, knife, saw and ax-use safety.
The following Scouts were awarded rank advancements: Adam Harbert, Cameron Waley, Joseph Perez, Thomas Forrest, Timothy Mason, Parker Tribble, Cole Thuman, Cade Thuman, Geoffrey Souza and Justin Smith earned the Scout Badge; Michael Freeman earned the Tenderfoot Badge; Zachary Klein earned the Second Class Badge; and Benjamin Forrest earned the First Class Badge.
TOPS Chapter 0446 held its annual picnic Sept. 14 at Pangborn Park. After the meal, Cynthia presided at the monthly awards presentation. The thinner winner of the week was George.
For more information, call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547, or Judy at 301-739-9279.
Goretti junior class to hold carnival Friday
The junior class at St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown will host a carnival Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the school courtyard
The event will include games, food and music.
Losses for the week were 14 1/2 pounds for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0077. Inga Yungwirth and Barb Trumpower were the best TOPS losers; Lou Marletta and Joan Gilbert were the best KOPS losers. The no-no snack for the week is doughnuts.
Awards for August included perfect attendance by 36 members, with 73 weighing in during the month.
Delores Hays, Cindy Ryder and Mary Reid were chosen as honored KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly). The best TOPS losers for the month were Joan Jones and Vergie Smith. Shining stars were Ryder and Mary Lou Edmands. Winners of the August contest were Smith for TOPS and Hays for KOPS.
Terrie Hendricks presented a program on portion sizes. She said using a smaller plate to eat from, plating food in the kitchen, eliminating putting extra food on the dining table and having a small snack before going to a party or picnic might help lose weight.
Terrie handed out paper plates marked to show how a plate should be divided into proper portions and stressed the importance of practicing making choices.
Her program was followed by the annual TOPS picnic.
For more information, call Patsy P. at 301-582-2292 or Patsy M. at 301-842-3615.