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November 21, 1999
UMBC'S LAMBDA CHI ALPHA FRATERNITY KNOWN AS EAGLE SCOUT HOUSE
UMBC's chapter of the International Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity blasts the stereotypical "Animal House" fraternity image by being home to ten Eagle Scouts. Just two percent of all scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout, an honor bestowed on particularly dedicated and service oriented scouts before they turn eighteen. Six out of the nine most recent members of Lambda Chi have earned the title. The fraternity, not unlike the Boy Scouts themselves, is focused on leadership, scholarship, personal development, and service to the community.
The fraternity is interested in recruiting "bright community service oriented leaders" says Lambda Chi and Eagle Scout William Glover, President of the UMBC Alumni Association. "Lambda Chi Alpha and UMBC provide outstanding opportunities for young men …to develop their leadership skills, serve their community, and pursue a top-notch education. Today, more than ever, it is important for college-bound men to have the opportunity to be affiliated with an organization like Lambda Chi that holds true to the goals and ideals of Scouting."
The Annual North American Food Drive is one of the services Lambda Chi brothers provide for their community. Last year alone they assisted in gathering two million pounds of food for the homeless and underprivileged across the country.
On December 11, Patrick Ellis of Glen Burnie was the most recent brother inducted as an Eagle Scout at Pasadena United Methodist Church, Troop 346. His compatriots include: Chris Carr of Conowingo; Adam Hughes of Frederick; Webster Powell of Bowie; William Sarkis of Crofton; Eric Segerson of Columbia; Bryan Louie of Lancaster, PA; Nason Kowalski of Upper Marlboro; Nicholas Adler of Laurel; and William Glover of Elkridge.
On May 4 and 5 this coming Spring, Lambda Chi celebrates its 20th Anniversary at UMBC with a dinner and dance in Ellicott City's Turf Valley Resort.
Posted by dwinds1 at November 21, 1999 12:00 AM