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Caleb Martin of Troop 95 awarded Eagle Scout rank

August 15, 2013
  • Caleb Martin of Troop 95 in Shady Grove, Pa., was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony recently at the Shady Grove Community Center.
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Caleb Martin of Troop 95 in Shady Grove, Pa., was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony recently at the Shady Grove Community Center.

His Eagle Scout project was to construct an outdoor chapel at Cove Valley Youth Camp. The chapel consists of 12 benches, a fire ring and a cross. Caleb, with the help of family and fellow Troop 95 Scouts, completed the project in 157 man hours.

Caleb’s pastor, Galen Lehman, of Salem Ridge Community Church, offered an invocation and members of Troop 95 presented the colors. Caleb’s brother, Eagle Scout Seth Martin, read the Eagle Charge and his brother, Eagle Scout Gabriel Martin, read the Eagle Scout Challenge.

Leigh-Ann Martin, Caleb’s mother, pinned the Eagle Scout medal on his uniform, and in turn, Caleb presented her with the Eagle Scout mother’s pin.

Caleb’s father, Scott Martin, presented Caleb with his Eagle Scout certificate and was then given the Eagle Scout father’s pin.

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Caleb presented mentor pins to his grandfather Stephen Martin and Nate Bacon, a Troop 95 leader and family friend.

Terry Stine and Rich Melius, leaders of Troop 95, presented Caleb with a crystal eagle on behalf of Troop 95 to commemorate his achievement.

A reception for family and friends followed the ceremony. 

Caleb joined Scouting as a Tiger Cub in Pack 95 in September 2001. He earned the Arrow of Light and crossed over into Boy Scout Troop 95 in 2006. He earned 31 merit badges on his path to Eagle.

Caleb attended the Sinoquipe Scout Reservation near Fort Littleton, Pa., as a camper for several years and then worked as a merit badge counselor for two summers.

Caleb traveled with Troop 95 on two Western trips. In 2008, he traveled to the Grand Canyon, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and Nevada. In 2012, he traveled to Yosemite National Park and Nevada.

Caleb graduated from Greencastle-Antrim (Pa.) High School in June and plans to attend Hagerstown Community College in the fall to study criminal justice.

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