On March 29, Hagerstown Boy Scout Troop 10 awarded the distinguished recognition of Eagle Scout to James M. Itell of Williamsport.
James represents the 93rd Scout to receive this award in Troop 10's history at Trinity Lutheran Church. The ceremony was held at Saint James Chapel, Saint James School, where James is a student.
James earned 24 merit badges and held various positions while on his journey to Eagle Scout. His Eagle Scout project was to build an eight-foot storage closet and a stationary horse for the Star Community equestrian center. The storage closet was needed at the riding center, and the stationary horse allows new riders to sit on a saddle prior to sitting on a live horse. Virginia Gaylor, the equestrian center's director, expressed appreciation for James' hard work.
The ceremony was called to order by Scoutmaster Hunt Hardinge, and the presentation of colors was performed by Jack Fowler and Breese Dickinson, with the Pledge of Alliance led by Leighton Younger. The Rev. Stuart Dunnan, headmaster of Saint James School, gave the invocation. Eagle Scout Zach Repp read the Scout Law, and all Scouts stood to reaffirm the Scout Oath. Hardinge then read the "One Hundred Scouts" essay. Assistant Scoutmaster Todd Cochrane shared James' personal biography. The Eagle Scout Obligation was read by Darrell Fowler of the Council District, with the Eagle Charge presented by Hardinge.