Events, Family, Obituaries

Funeral for community leader Gladys Friedel to be held this Saturday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Gladys Friedel , Girl Scout Volunteer Service Unit Manager for the Perry Hall, White Marsh, and Kingsville areas will be laid to rest this Saturday, October 16 at 12 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Fullerton (8420 Belair Road). Scouts, former scouts, and leaders are invited before Mass to participate in an honor guard for Friedel bringing her into …


Family, Obituaries

Community mourns passing of Gladys Friedel, longtime Perry Hall community leader

PERRY HALL, MD—A longtime Perry Hall icon has passed away.  Gladys Friedel, a leader in in the local Girl Scout community for more than fifty years, has died. Back in October, Delegate Joe Boteler and Councilman David Marks recognized Friedel for a half-century of service to the Girl Scouts of America. Friedel served as a mentor to thousands of Girl Scouts …


Perry Hall woman recognized for 50 years of service to Girl Scouts

UPDATE: Gladys Friedel has passed away. Original story below… —— PERRY HALL, MD—A Perry Hall woman has been recognized for 50 years of service to the community. On Tuesday evening, Delegate Joe Boteler and Councilman David Marks recognized Gladys Friedel for a half-century of service to the Girl Scouts of America. Friedel has served as a mentor to thousands of …

Girl Scouts deliver cookies to police officers at White Marsh Precinct

WHITE MARSH, MD—Some local police officers received a very special delivery this week. On Thursday, the Baltimore County Police Department’s White Marsh Precinct received a deliciously-sized donation of cookies from Junior Girl Scout Troop 982, along with a heartfelt message from the girls: On behalf of Junior Troop 982 of St. Joseph Church Fullerton, a division of Girl Scouts of …

Perry Hall Girl Scout sends 500 thank you notes to health care workers

PERRY HALL, MD—A local Girl Scout been recognized for going the extra mile to express gratitude to frontline workers. Hannah Place recently wrote 500 thank you notes to health care workers. “Today, we honor Fifth District Good Samaritan Hannah Place, who lives in Perry Hall,” said Councilman David Marks. “When Cadette Troop 801 began writing thank you notes to health …

Local Girl Scout assembles, donates over 600 period cycle packs to Parkville High, Owings Mills High

PARKVILLE, MD—One local Girl Scout is doing her part to give back to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. For Abby Letocha’s Girl Scout Gold Award project, she has already made over 600 period cycle packs of tampons, pads, and liners for distribution through the Student Support Network at Parkville High School and Owings Mills High School, according to Councilman …

Eastern Tech student earns Girl Scouts’ highest honor, Girl Scout Gold Awards

Towson, MD – Fourteen Baltimore County Public Schools students from seven high schools were honored by Girl Scouts of Central Maryland for earning Girl Scout Gold Awards, the organization’s highest award. The award is earned by completing a community project that involves using knowledge and thought to create a sustainable solution. At least 80 hours must be involved in planning, …

New footbridge dedicated at Gunpowder State Park

On Sunday, August 19, volunteers dedicated a new footbridge that will help visitors at Gunpowder Falls State Park in Baltimore and Harford Counties. For her Girl Scout Gold Award, Marley Downes led the construction of a 20-foot bridge near Historic Jerusalem Mill Village at the park. Her construction team had to transport lumber and equipment one-third of a mile over …