Troop 117's Chaney receives Eagle Scout rank

October 24, 2007

BIG POOL - Boy Scout Troop 117, Clear Spring, honored Corey Michael Chaney with the highest award in Scouting - the Eagle Scout - Oct. 6 at St. Paul''s United Methodist Church.

The Court of Honor was called to order by Scoutmaster Keith Sheffler. The opening ceremony was conducted by Troop 117 with Kyle Graybill serving as master of ceremonies.

The Scout Law Ceremony was conducted by Troop 117. Sheffler presented Corey with the Eagle Badge and he then presented his mother with a miniature Eagle pin and his father with an Eagle tie tack. Corey is the son of Steven and Kathy Chaney.

Maryland Del. LeRoy Myers Jr., R-Washington/Allegany, presented a House Resolution. The Americanism Award was presented by Don Donat of the Hagerstown Elks Lodge #378. The Elks Lodge purchase the Eagle kits for every Eagle Scout in Washington County. Corey received many letters of congratulations, including the Governor's Citation. Scoutmaster Sheffler presented Corey with an Eagle knife and NESA membership from Troop 117 and an Eagle Scrapbook from Keith and Robin Sheffler.


Corey began in Scouting as a Cub Scout with Pack 117 in Clear Spring. He earned all the Cub Scout ranks, including the highest award in Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light, in 1999 and then crossed the bridge into Boy Scouts joining Troop 117. His leadership positions include Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader. He became a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow in 2004.

He has attended summer camp at Sinoquipe Scout Reservation for six straight years and attended Eagle Week and has earning 35 merit badges. He has participated in many Troop outings, including highway cleanup, camporees, camping outings and service projects.

Corey's Eagle project consisted of an extension to the Memorial Garden at Clear Spring High School to provide a place of remembrance for the students and teachers who have lost their lives. The project was completed with the aid of Troop 117 members, family and friends.

Corey graduated from Clear Spring High School in 2006 and attends Villa Julie College, where he is pursuing a degree in film, theater and video.

The invocation and benediction was given by Brad Graybill.

Troop 117 is sponsored by the Clear Spring American Legion.

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