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Troop 4's Cerrone, Goller and Widmeyer earn Eagle Scout rank

September 28, 2007

Troop 4, Hagerstown, honored three of its members recently with Scouting's highest award - the Eagle Scout rank.

The Aug. 19 ceremony John Wesley United Methodist Church in Hagerstown honored:

· Brandon Joseph Cerrone, who is the son of Kevin and Debbie Cerrone;

· Patrick Wayne Goller, who is the son of Mark and Sue Goller; and

· Paul Albert Widmeyer, who is the son of John and Sally Widmeyer.

Former Committee Chairman Fred Nugent called the Court of Honor to order and Troop 4 conducted the Opening Ceremony. Shannon Draper sang "God Bless America".

Eagle Scout Andrew Widmeyer, who is the brother of Paul Widmeyer, conducted the Spirit of Scouting ceremony and Eagle Scout Matt Goller, who is the brother of Patrick Goller, conducted the Lighting of the Eagle Trail.

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Scoutmaster Mike Kelly presented the Eagle badge to the three new Eagle Scouts. They, in turn, presented their mothers with a miniature Eagle pin and their fathers with a miniature Eagle tie tac.

State Sen. Don Munson presented a State Resolution, Del. Bob McKee presented a House Resolution to Patrick and Paul, and Del. Chris Shank presented a House Resolution to Brandon.

County Commissioner President John Barr presented a Certificate of Merit from the County Commissioners.

Don Donat from the Hagerstown Elks Club presented the Americanism Award and a U. S. flag. The Elks Club purchases the Eagle kits for every Eagle Scout in Washington County.

Nugent read letters of congratulations from U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, and Hagerstown Mayor Bob Bruchey. Eagle Scout Mark Widmeyer, who is the brother of Paul Widmeyer, gave the Eagle Scout Charge.

The Rev. Richard Jewell, of the John Wesley United Methodist Church, gave the invocation and the benediction.

John Wesley United Methodist Church sponsors Troop 4.

Brandon Joseph Cerrone

Brandon Joseph Cerrone started in Scouting as a Cub Scout in Pack 66, Hagerstown, in 1997. He earned the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts in April 2000. He also earned the Conservation Award as a Cub Scout.

He joined Troop 4 in April 2000. Brandon has attended summer camp at Sinoquipe Scout Reservation and at Portaferry in New York. He became a member of the Order of the Arrow in 2004. He has earned 24 merit badges.

For his Eagle project, Brandon created a rock garden at the entrance to the Hagerstown Fairgrounds Park. Helping him were his parents, family and members of Troop 4.

He graduated in 2007 from North Hagerstown High School. He was in the Marching Band, concert Band and Wind Ensemble. He also received a letter in Track and Field. He was in the Essence Program in his senior year and planned to attend Hagerstown Community College, majoring in physics.

Patrick Wayne Goller

Patrick Wayne Goller began Scouting in 1995 as a Tiger cub in Pack 66, Hagerstown. He earned all of the Cub Scout ranks, including the highest award - the Arrow of Light, in March 2000.

He joined Troop 4 the same year. Patrick has attended three consecutive years at Sinoquipe Scout Reservation and two years at Portaferry in New York. He has earned 24 merit badges and became a member of the Order of the Arrow in July 2004.

He has served as a patrol leader, scribe and assistant senior patrol leader.

Under his leadership, a 10-foot high wall, several hundred feet long, was refurbished at Hagerstown Fairgrounds Park. Patrick, his family and Troop 4 members cleaned, repaired chipped areas, covered graffiti and painted the entire wall for his Eagle project.

Patrick graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 2007 and will attending Hagerstown Community College to continue his music ambitions. He is a member of the First Christian Church.

Paul Albert Widmeyer

Paul Albert Widmeyer began Scouting as Tiger Cub in 1996 in Pack 103 in Hagerstown.

He joined Pack 64 in Maugansville in 1999. He earned all the ranks in Cub Scouts including the highest award, the Arrow of Light in 2001.

He joined Troop 4 in the spring of 2001. He has earned 23 merit badges and became a member of the Order of the Arrow.

He has attended summer camp at Sinoquipe Scout Reservation and Portaferry in New York. He has attended the World Brotherhood Jamboree in Canada.

For his Eagle project, Paul built a two-sided fire danger sign and installed it at the Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area at Blair's Valley Lake.

Paul is a senior at North Hagerstown High School and is a member of the National Honor Society and the Honor club. He has earned varsity letters in golf, indoor track and outdoor track and field. He is a member of the First Christian Church.

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