Matthew C. DeTora was awarded the highest rank in Scouting - the Eagle Scout Award - in a Court of Honor ceremony July 23 at the Antietam Community Center in Keedysville.
Matthew is a member of Boy Scout Troop 20 in Boonsboro, which is sponsored by the Boonsboro Lions Club.
Committee Chairman Bret Smith served as master of ceremonies. Tim Winebrenner gave the invocation before Nick Dougherty and Tyler Garner presented the colors.
Eagle Scout Jeffrey DeTora and J.J. Navarro presented the Scout Law candle ceremony. Rod Winebrenner explained the significance of the Eagle Badge, followed by Stephen Shaffer reading the Eagle Charge.
Scoutmaster John Navarro, along with parents Bill and Carol DeTora, presented the Eagle Badge to Matthew. Matthew then gave his mother a miniature Eagle pin and his father an Eagle tie tack for their guidance and support.
Gerald Cump of Hagers-town Elks Lodge No. 378 presented Matthew with the Americanism Award and a silk flag. The Elks purchase the Eagle kits for all Eagle Scouts in Washington County. Cump talked about Eagle Scouts being outstanding citizens and patriotic Americans.