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Viteri earns rank of Eagle Scout

August 30, 2010
  • Luis A. Viteri Jr.
Submitted photo,

Troop 265 of Hagerstown honored Luis A. Viteri Jr. as he earned the highest award in Scouting - the rank of Eagle Scout - June 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Scoutmaster Scott Farrow delivered the Eagle Charge and presented the Eagle Badge to Luis. He was also honored by Don Donat of the Hagerstown Elks Lodge. The Elks Lodge purchases the Eagle award kits for every Eagle Scout in Washington County.

Toni Peroni of the Independent Order of Odd fellows also honored Luis for his achievement.

Bruce Anderson of San Mar Children's Home spoke of the contribution that Luis's Eagle project made on the grounds in providing a quiet garden retreat for residents and employees alike.

Luis joined Troop 265 five years ago after his family moved to Hagerstown. He has served as assistant patrol leader, patrol leader and senior patrol leader. He has attended many campouts and summer camps at Sinoquipe Scout Reservation. He has earned 27 merit badges.

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He has also served as a camp counselor for a regional camp sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints designed to help boys advance successfully from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.

In addition to his Scouting involvement, Luis keeps busy as a member of the Williamsport High School marching band and track team.

Troop 265 is charted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Antietam Ward at 1253 Mount Aetna Road in Hagerstown.

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