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June 16, 2012
Dylan Eyler, the son of David and Shanda (Harty) Eyler of Cascade, was awarded his Eagle Scout Medal and Badge during an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at St. John's United Church of Christ in Sabillasville, Md. Eagle Scout John Hasty, the master of ceremonies, welcomed a large audience. Troop 18 Scoutmaster Jim Pfeffer and Troop 18 Boy Scouts presented the American flag and the Troop 18 Boy Scout flag, before leading the “Pledge of Allegiance.” Pastor William Hammann of Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., gave the invocation.
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August 30, 2010
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.
LIFESTYLE
March 28, 2012
Eric Allen Witmer was recognized March 11 at a Court of Honor at Grace Bible Church, where he was honored with the rank of Eagle Scout. He is the son of Mark and Linda (Lister) Witmer of Greencastle, Pa., grandson of Leonard and Kathleen Witmer Sr. of Greencastle, Gary and Dorothy James of Martinsburg, W.Va., and the late Dr. Irvin C. Lister of Lafayette, La. To become an Eagle Scout, a Scout must remain active in the troop, earn a total of 21 merit badges, hold a leadership position, plan, develop, raise the necessary funds and give leadership through a service project helpful to an organization within their community.  For his Eagle Scout project, Eric obtained donations and built four tournament horseshoe pits at Antrim Township Community Park in Greencastle, Pa. Eric has earned 34 merit badges and is the 2011-12 senior patrol leader for Troop 99 in Greencastle.
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November 21, 2011
Benjamin Miles Seibert of Boy Scout Troop 17 in Williamsport achieved the Eagle Scout rank, the highest rank in Scouting. He is the son of Sally Highbarger Seibert and the late John B. Seibert. An Eagle Court of Honor was held at Church of the Holy Trinity in Halfway. Scoutmaster Jeff Boger presided over the ceremony, and presented Ben with the Eagle Scout badge. The Eagle Charge was given by Assistant Scoutmaster Jay Lauver, an Eagle Scout; “100 Scouts” was read by Dave Roberts; and Scouts from Troop 17 helped with the ceremony.
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December 12, 2011
David Lucas Heim of Boy Scout Troop 20 in Boonsboro achieved the Eagle Scout rank, the highest rank in Scouting. He is the son of Janet and the Rev. Ed Heim of Hagerstown. An Eagle Court of Honor was held Nov. 19 at the chapel at Mar-Lu-Ridge Camp & Retreat Center in Jefferson, Md., where David did his Eagle project. Scoutmaster Andy Twigg presided over the ceremony. The opening prayer and closing benediction were given by David's father. David's uncle Dan Thompson, a Cub Scout leader in Naperville, Ill., read the Scout Law, while his son, David J. Thompson, a Tiger Cub, helped light the 12 candles, with assistance from Camille Heim, sister of the Eagle Scout.
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June 13, 2013
Boy Scout Michael S. Smith of Troop 117 in Clear Spring has been awarded the Eagle Scout rank, the highest in Scouting. He is the son of Colleen and Marty Smith of Clear Spring. A Court of Honor to present the award was held April 13 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Virginia Avenue. Troop 117 Scoutmaster Keith Sheffler gave the opening remarks. The invocation was given by the Rev. Chris Moore, pastor of St. Joseph's. Gerald Cump, representing Elks Lodge 378 in Hagerstown, read the Pledge of Allegiance and presented Smith with the American flag.
LIFESTYLE
November 14, 2012
Randy James Lohman was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Oct. 27 at Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene. He is the son of Debbie and Rich Lohman of Keedysville.   He is a junior at Boonsboro High School, where he is a member of the cross country team and the track teams.  Lohman is a member of Boy Scout Troop 51 of Sharpsburg, which is chartered by St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Troop 51 meets at the church on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Lohman first began Scouting when he was in kindergarten as a Tiger Scout with Cub Scout Pack 66 in Hagerstown.
NEWS
Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | August 8, 2012
Robert Calum Lunsford of Fairplay achieved the Eagle Scout rank in 2011. Calum's Eagle Scout project was to refurbish a reproduction Civil War-era cannon, carriage and limber at Antietam National Battlefield. When his project was completed, the rangers gave him a certificate that would allow him to fire the cannon during one of their live-fire weekends. Since you have to be at least 18 years old to legally fire a cannon in Maryland, Calum has had a long wait. But on July 28, he finally got his moment on the battlefield and fired the cannon.
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August 28, 2013
Nick Brandenburg of Boy Scout Troop 10 of Hagerstown recently completed his Eagle Scout project. As a result, the children of Christ Lutheran Church will have a fenced playground. Spread Your Wings Learning Center, a preschool program at the church, will also use the playground. Nick researched fence construction, obtained permits and approvals, collected funds and planned and built the fence with the help of members of Troop 10, students from North Hagerstown High School and his family.
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LIFESTYLE
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. 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.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 30, 2013
Stuart Yorty has moved between several states in his young life, but he always kept focused on his involvement in the Boy Scouts. “It has always been my goal to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout,” said Stuart, 17, of Waynesboro. Due in large part to a service project benefiting active-duty U.S. troops, Stuart has now reached that rank and will celebrate the achievement in a ceremony next month. Stuart sent hundreds of care packages to soldiers deployed overseas from Fort Meade, Md. Stuart collected donations of DVDs, books, toiletries and snacks from area businesses, schools and boxes placed in public places.
NEWS
July 4, 2013
Smithsburg High School's Class of 2013 included 11 Eagle Scouts. Ten of these Scouts are from BSA Troop 62 in Chewsville and have been in Scouting together since 2006, when they started in Boy Scouts. Boy Scout statistics show that out of 100 Scouts, only two will achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. The 10 Scouts began their Boy Scouting journey with Troop 62 in February 2006. All 10 have become Eagle Scouts. The 10 young men have been on many adventures together and have served the community in many capacities.
NEWS
June 13, 2013
Boy Scout Michael S. Smith of Troop 117 in Clear Spring has been awarded the Eagle Scout rank, the highest in Scouting. He is the son of Colleen and Marty Smith of Clear Spring. A Court of Honor to present the award was held April 13 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Virginia Avenue. Troop 117 Scoutmaster Keith Sheffler gave the opening remarks. The invocation was given by the Rev. Chris Moore, pastor of St. Joseph's. Gerald Cump, representing Elks Lodge 378 in Hagerstown, read the Pledge of Allegiance and presented Smith with the American flag.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 9, 2013
Will Manning knew nothing of the Battle of Monterey Pass before he started his Eagle Scout project, but 80 hours of work on an informational sign for the battlefield filled in the blanks. Will, 15, built a wooden sign with informative text and images to help visitors understand what happened during the mountaintop Civil War battle. The 4-by-8-foot sign at Monterey Pass Battlefield Park off Pa. 16 in Blue Ridge Summit describes what happened there on the night of July 4, 1863. Last week, Will joined his father, John, and Washington Township, Pa., officials in commemorating his contribution to the municipal-owned battlefield park.
NEWS
February 10, 2013
Cory Scott Crampton was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a court of honor Jan. 19 at Faith Christian Fellowship in Williamsport.   He is the son of Kathy and Donald Crampton of Sharpsburg.  Cory is a member of Troop 287 in Greencastle, Pa., which is chartered by Otterbein Church.  Cory first began Scouting in the spring of 2008. He participated in Scouting events, such as hiking, camp-outs and canoeing trips.  One of the greatest events Cory and several members of his troop participated in was an excursion on the USS Iwo Jima in 2010 from Norfolk, Va., to New York City.
NEWS
January 18, 2013
Troop 7 of Mercersburg honored Benjamin Harris Troupe with the highest award in Scouting, the Eagle Rank, on June 2, 2012, at the Charles Brightbill Environmental Center in Mercersburg. The ceremonies team of Guneukitschik Lodge 317 Order of the Arrow conducted the Four Winds Eagle Court of Honor. Ethan Mowen, fellow Eagle Scout of Troop 7, began the ceremony with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. Pastor Elaine Swinehart gave the invocation. Lain Mowen, Scoutmaster of Troop 7, affirmed that Benjamin had completed all of the requirements necessary to receive the rank of Eagle.
LIFESTYLE
November 14, 2012
Randy James Lohman was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Oct. 27 at Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene. He is the son of Debbie and Rich Lohman of Keedysville.   He is a junior at Boonsboro High School, where he is a member of the cross country team and the track teams.  Lohman is a member of Boy Scout Troop 51 of Sharpsburg, which is chartered by St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Troop 51 meets at the church on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Lohman first began Scouting when he was in kindergarten as a Tiger Scout with Cub Scout Pack 66 in Hagerstown.
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