Troop 14 in Smithsburg honored Jesse Martin Thompson with the highest award in Scouting - the Eagle Scout rank July 25 at the Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro, Pa.
The opening ceremony was conducted by the members of Troop 14. Barbara Weaver, charter organization representative, convened the Court of Honor.
The Lighting of Candles Ceremony was conducted by Andrew Meighen, Peter Sorenson, Allen Reynolds and Jeffrey Weaver.
Assistant Scoutmaster Rick Meighen read the "Voice of the Eagle."
Scoutmaster Roland Sorenson administered the Eagle Challenge.
Former Scoutmaster Jeff Weaver presented the Eagle badge and Jesse in turn presented his mother with a miniature Eagle pin and his father with an Eagle lapel pin.
Jesse presented Jeff Weaver with the Mentor Pin for his assistance as Scoutmaster through the years.
Eagle Scout Kevin Dodds administered the Eagle Charge.
Jesse is the son of Martin and Betty Thompson.
State Sen. Donald Munson presented a state resolution and House resolution. A governor's citation was received. Mike Barnhart 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. Mayor Mildred Myers sent a certificate of accomplishment from the town of Smithsburg. Lions Club members Barbara and Jeff Weaver presented a certificate of achievement from Lions Club International.