Business, Government

Local Boy Scouts collect over 100 bags of groceries for Scouting for Food program

A local Boy Scouts Troop is giving back to the community in a big way. Councilman David Marks announced on Saturday that Troop 124 had collected 110 bags of groceries for the pantry at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Carney. Scouting for Food is an ongoing annual program of the Boy Scouts of America, begun in 1985 by the …


Emergency Response

Citizens recognized for savings man’s life at White Marsh Mall

An Essex husband and wife were recognized this week for saving a man’s life at White Marsh Mall last month. On December 21, Wes and Denise Thatcher performed CPR on a man who had suffered a heart attack in the mall food court. They were successful in resuscitating the man before paramedics arrived on the scene. This week, acting Baltimore County Fire …


Christmas Miracle: Essex Assistant Scoutmaster, wife save man’s life at White Marsh Mall

Was it an early Christmas miracle? An Assistant Scoutmaster and his wife performed CPR on a man who suffered a heart attack at White Marsh Mall last week, saving the man’s life. A woman posted in a local, Parkville Facebook group saying that her friend’s husband had collapsed at the mall on Friday morning.  The woman went on to say …

Boy Scouts construct fencing at Jerusalem Mill

On Saturday, March 17, Nicholas Marks, an Eagle Scout candidate with Boy Scout Troop 124, completed his service project at the historic Jerusalem Mill Village in Kingsville. Nicholas Marks led a crew of more than 30 volunteers who erected a 200-foot, split rail fence along Jerusalem Road. The fence will improve safety by keeping pedestrians on the path instead of …

Troop 124 celebrates 100th Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Troop 124 celebrated its 100th Eagle Scout at a ceremony at the Baltimore Bowman range on Sunday, October 8th. The 100th Eagle Scout is Nicholas Cummings, the son of Keith and Charlene Cummings of Parkville. A graduate of Parkville High School, Nicholas led a repainting of the Baltimore Bowman clubhouse for his Eagle Scout service project. Councilman David …

Volunteers plant 100 trees in eastern Perry Hall

On Saturday, April 15th, volunteers with the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy planted 100 trees at the Maryland State Game and Fish Protective Association. Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and local Boy Scout units helped with the effort. The tree plantings are part of a comprehensive effort to improve water quality and enhance the environment at the 25-acre Maryland State Fish and …