Troop 58, Downsville, honored Austin Robert Huff with the highest award in Scouting - the Eagle Scout rank - Oct. 18 at the Downsville Ruritan Building.
The opening ceremony was conducted by the members of Troop 58. Members of the Order of the Arrow, Seth Martin, Gabe Martin, David Mellott, Kyle Zittle and Zach Campbell performed the Four Winds Ceremony.
Eagle Scouts Opie Hammond and Keith Seavolt performed the Voice of the Eagle. Scoutmaster Dave Campbell and Assistant Scoutmaster Terry Hammond presented the Eagle badge and Austin in turn presented his mother with a miniature Eagle pin and his father with an Eagle lapel pin.
Austin is the son of Darlene and Robert Huff.
State Sen. Donald F. Munson presented a state resolution. House Del. Chris Shank presented a House resolution. Jerry Cump presented the Americanism Award, 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. Alan Swope and Shorty Mellot from the Downsville Ruritan presented a bolo and watch fob. Glenn Fuscsick of Hagerstown Professional Fire Fighters 1615 presented a certificate of achievement and a scholarship. Sandy Bunker presented a certificate from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Austin received many letters of congratulations.