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Local Scouts receive special award

by jmaloni
Fri, Jun 24th 2011 11:55 pm

The Boy Scouts of America, Troop 829, is pleased to announce that two area Scouts have completed the requirements to receive the Eagle Scout rank. Thomas "TJ" Maries and Don "DJ" Eaves are two hard-working 18-year-olds. A ceremony will be held at a special Court of Honor on Sunday, June 26, at 1 p.m.

Scout Maries, son of David and Deborah Maries, completed his ranking project last August. He installed stairs that lead to the beach of Lake Ontario at Porter on the Lake Park.

Scout Eaves, son of Robert and Lori Russell, finished his project last fall. He replaced soffits and fascia for a large picnic pavilion and the restrooms at Porter on the Lake Park.

"They both worked hard and performed the projects well," said committee member Robert Russell.

The rank of Eagle is the highest honor a Scout can achieve. Only 2 percent of all who enter Boy Scouts are able to receive it. President Gerald Ford, Neil Armstrong and 12 of the 26 space astronauts are just a few celebrities who have attained the honor.

The Court of Honor will be hosted by Scout Master Bryan Bullis and Committee Chairman Pat Foley. Many local and regional dignitaries, such as a representative of the Lions Club, will present accommodations at the ceremony. The Lions Club is the chartering organization for the Youngstown troop.

The ceremony will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Church St.

For more information on Eagle Scouts, visit http://www.eaglescout.org/finale/coh/coh.html.

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