Troop 8, Hagerstown honored Alex Matthew Grove with the highest award in Scouting - the Eagle Scout on March 15 at St. Mary Catholic Church.
The opening ceremony was conducted by the members of Troop 8 and Scoutmaster Dan McQuaid served as master of ceremonies. Committee Chairman Steve Oder gave the "History of the Eagle and Man" ceremony and read the "Voice of the Eagle".
Former Scoutmaster Fred Hayes presented the Eagle badge and Alex in turn presented his mother with a miniature Eagle pin and his father with an Eagle lapel pin. Alex is the son of Doug and Mary Grove.
Eagle Scout Doug Grove, Alex's brother, administered the Eagle Charge..
State Sen. Donald F. Munson and uncle to Alex, presented a State Resolution and House Resolution. Don Donat from Hagerstown Elks Lodge 378 presented the Americanism Award, along with a U.S. flag. The Elks Lodge provides the Eagle kit for every Eagle Scout in Washington County. U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett presented a Congressional Recognition along with a U.S. flag, which flew over the Capitol building. Troop 8 presented the Eagle Certificate plaque.