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Puglisi becomes Eagle Scout

September 05, 2009

BOONSBORO - Troop 20 of Boonsboro recently honored Zachary Puglisi with the Eagle Scout rank.

Master of ceremonies Brett Smith and Scoutmaster Carl Bolland presented the award to Zachary during a ceremony at Benevola United Methodist Church in Boonsboro.

Zachary's parents, Raymond and Wendy Puglisi, many friends and family and state and local leaders were in attendance.

Washington County Commissioners President John Barr presented Zachary with a certificate of merit. Maryland State Sen. Donald Munson presented him with a Senate resolution. Skip Kauffman, mayor of Boonsboro, presented him with a letter of congratulation. The Americanism Award and flag from Hagerstown Elks Lodge 378 was presented by Jerry Cump. Scott Shipe, president of the Lions Club of Washington County, presented him with a certificate of appreciation. U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, who was not in attendance, sent a certificate of special congressional recognition and a U.S. flag which was flown over the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

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Also, Maryland Del. Andrew Serafini, not in attendance, sent a House resolution.

Zachary presented the mentor pin to Marty Dahlgreen, assistant Scoutmaster, and then spoke on what he gained from Scouting and thanked all those who give their time to the organization.

Zachary also earned his membership into the Order of the Arrow.

His Eagle Scout project was a retaining wall built at Benevola United Methodist Church. The purpose of the wall is to support a vegetable garden for the church to grow and give vegetables to those in need.

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