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Maugansville Troop 64 Boy Scout receives Eagle rank

December 28, 2007

Troop 64 in Maugansville honored Scott Allen Stevens with the highest award in Scouting - Eagle Scout - on Dec. 2 at the Maugansville fire station.

The Court of Honor was called to order by Senior Patrol Leader Cody Rippeon, and the opening ceremony was conducted by members of Troop 64.

Tim Moffitt sang "God Bless America."

"One Hundred Scouts" was read by Bill Hetzer, the Eagle Challenge was presented by Assistant Scoutmaster Eugene Creek and the Voice of the Eagle was read by Eagle Scout David Mills.

Scoutmaster Scott Smoot presented the Eagle badge and administered the Eagle Oath to Scott.

Scott presented a mentor pin to Eugene Creek.

Maryland State Sen. Donald F. Munson presented a state resolution and a House resolution.

Jerry Cump of Hagerstown Elks Lodge 378 presented the Americanism Award. The Elks Lodge provides the Eagle kit for every Eagle Scout in Washington County.

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Scott received many letters of congratulations, including one from President and Mrs. Bush and a Governor's Citation.

Scott began Scouting as a Tiger Cub with Pack 64 in Maugansville, earning all of the ranks, including the highest award in Cub Scouts, the Arrow of Light, in 2000.

He then joined Troop 64 and has earned 35 merit badges. He has earned both Religious Emblems - the God and Me in Cub Scouts and God and Church in Boy Scouts, under the supervision of Don Stevenson.

He has attended summer camp at Sinoquipe Scout Reservation, and has participated in camporees and hikes with the troop.

He has attended the Naval Academy Scout Day, and in July 2006 visited scouts in England, Scotland and Wales.

He was elected into the Order of the Arrow in 2005. Scott has served in the following positions - assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader and den chief for Pack 64, and chaplain aide.

For his Eagle project, Scott planned, organized, supervised and built two benches, installing them on a concrete circle in front of North Hagerstown High School. He landscaped and planted bushes behind each bench.

Scott graduated from North Hagerstown High School in June, where he was a member of the marching band, concert band, wind ensemble and indoor percussion.

He is an active member of Christ's Reformed Church in Hagerstown. He served as youth representative on the Consistory, serving as liturgist and acolyte.

Scott is enrolled at Hagerstown Community College and working toward an associate degree in computer support specialist.

The invocation was given by Pastor Stevenson and the benediction by Pastor Becky Hoover.

Troop 64 is sponsored by the Maugansville Ruritan Club.

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