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Zachary Coleman achieves Eagle Scout rank

July 30, 2009

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- On July 15, Zachary T. Coleman of Troop 31 in Waynesboro was honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor and awarded the Eagle Scout rank.

It was held in the chapel at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Mentzer Gap Road in Waynesboro.

Andrew Moats, Scoutmaster for Troop 31, sponsored by the church, welcomed Zachary and a large group, more than 100 including his father, James W. Coleman, of Waynesboro, and his mother, Rachel Grimm of Greencastle, Pa., Scout leaders, fellow Scouts, family and friends.

Scouts David, Jonathan and Christian Daniels and Abram Moats presented the colors.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by David Daniels. The invocation was offered by Randolph M. Finney, an assistant Scoutmaster. Kevin Bowie, Adventure Crew leader, presented Zachary with his Eagle Award.

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Zachary presented pins to the following: father's pin to James Coleman; mother's pin to Rachel Grimm; and mentor pin to Christopher Mabry, his former Scoutmaster.

He received a proclamation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Rep. Todd Rock and a proclamation from the Pennsylvania Senate from Sen. Rick Alloway congratulating him on his accomplishments.

He also received an Eagle Scout plaque and certificate and the Bronze Palm Award for completion of additional merit badges above the Eagle Scout requirements.

He received a special knife from his dad and a 1952 Boy Scout Leaders Handbook from his grandmother, Rose Lesh.

Zack's trail to Eagle consisted of the following:

o Completing all of the ranks in the Cub Scouts

o Receiving the Arrow of Light Award, the highest Cub Scout award

o Faith in God, the youth religious award

o Advanced through the seven ranks of Scouting

o Served as quarter master, scribe and patrol leader and attended four summer camps at Sinoquipe

He has completed 42 merit badges and completed two Eagle Scout projects by building a gazebo at Pine Hill Recreation Park in Washington Township, Pa., and painting 67 fire hydrants for pressure coding in Washington Township.

At his church, he serves on Sundays by passing the Sacrament to the congregation.

He will be a senior at Waynesboro Area Senior High School, where he is involved in track and field and Future Business Leaders of America. After high school, he looks forward to college and to being a missionary for his church.

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