Q: How many Masons does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: Three. One to screw it in, one to read the minutes of the previous light bulb replacement, and one to sit on the sidelines and complain that this wasn’t the way they USED to screw in light bulbs.

MD CHIP program

Members of Scouters #236 participated in the MD CHIP Program held at the Reisterstown Festival this past weekend.

Here, our Treasurer, Bro. Rick Smith, mans one of the stations:


While our Secretary, Bro. Stephen Mintz contemplates the glorious works of creation and prepares for his upcoming wedding…


Scouters Lodge Raffle

Hi, all!

We are having a raffle this year for an NRA firearms training course, given by Athenian Services. It is for the winner and their guest’s choice of NRA Basic Pistol – with MD HQL, or a Rifle or Shotgun course.

The pistol course is outlined here:

and the Rifle/Shotgun courses are outlined here:

Raffle tickets are 1 for $3 or 3 for $5 Best part is that even if you don’t win the prize, your losing ticket still entitles you to 15% off the course price!

The drawing is to be held on November 21, 2016

Help support Scouters Lodge #236!

pistol shooting


A Candidate for initiation was to be picked up and driven to the Lodge, but before this could happen the car broke down. The Candidate said as it was no great distance he would go on his bicycle.

 Just when he reached the top of the hill his chain broke. As the Lodge was at the bottom of the other side and all he needed was a backpedal brake, so he repaired the chain with a cord he had in his pocket and free–wheeled downhill to the Lodge.

Later that evening in reply to a toast in his honor, he said how proud he was to be a Freemason but could not understand, as he had told no one, how the WM knew that he had come on his own free wheel and a cord.

Eagle Ceremony

From Bro. Charles Hazard, PM:

“It was an honor and pleasure to present Eagle Scout and DeMolay, Ben Fleury, certificates of congratulations on behalf of Ionic Lodge #145 A.F.&A.M. as well as Scouter’s Lodge #236 A.F.&A.M. Congrats Ben on an honor that is most deserved and well earned.”