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Repp soars as Eagle Scout

He's part of local family involved in Scouting

He's part of local family involved in Scouting

November 25, 2009

Troop 10, Hagerstown, recently honored Zachery D. Repp with the highest award in Scouting - the Eagle Scout rank - at Trinity Lutheran Church.

The opening ceremony was conducted by the members of Troop 10. Josh, Nathaniel and Tyler Repp, brothers of Zach, served as the color guard. Alex Persinger led the Scout Oath and Law. Scoutmaster Hunt Hardinge read "One Hundred Scouts" and the Eagle Charge.

Washington County District Executive Scout Paddack read the Eagle Obligation.

Hardinge presented the Eagle badge and Zach in turn presented his mother with a miniature Eagle pin and his father with an Eagle lapel pin.

Zach is the son of Krista and Joel Repp.

Committee Member Todd Cochrane introduced the special guests in attendance. State Sen. Donald Munson presented a state resolution. The Americanism Award was presented, along with a U.S. flag from Hagerstown Elks Lodge 378. The Elks Lodge provides the Eagle kit for every Eagle Scout in Washington County.

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Zach received many letters of congratulations.

Zach started in scouting in 2002 with Troop 10 in Hagerstown. He has served in the following leadership positions: patrol leader, scribe and quartermaster. He became a member of the Order of the Arrow and is a Brotherhood member. Zach has participated in many camping, hiking and service projects with the troop. He has canoed on the Potomac River with Troop 10, as well as hiked the Appalachian Trail. He has traveled to the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico and attended the national Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia. Zach also earned the God and Country religious emblem.

Zach's Eagle project was to create and construct a scent garden at Claud Kitchen Outdoor School at Fairview. He created a path and put various flowers and herbs around the path. Each plant is native to the area and each has its own distinct smell. Some of the plants included lavender, orange, chocolate mint, thyme and oregano. The project was completed by members of Troop 10, family members and friends.

Zach graduated from Clear Spring High School and is attending Frostburg University.

The invocation and benediction were given by Eric Norgard.

Troop 10 is sponsored by Downsville Christian Church, Downsville.

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