An Eagle Has Landed
On the eveing of Wednesday Spetember 4th, one of Troop 14’s originating scouts accomplished the highest honor in Boy Scouts by achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Wyatt met with the Daniel Webster Council Mt. Monadnock District Eagle Board of Review and by unanimous vote was awarded the honor.
It has been a long journey for Wyatt going back to his Cub Scout days where he started the scouting advenure as one of Pack 14’s original scouts and was the only one to stick with scouting. At the end of his 5th grade year he also joined the newly formed Troop 14 also located in Marlborough, NH and began his adventure. It didn’t take long for him to start as just two months in as a scout he went on his first trip to Camp Bell at the Griswold Scout Reservation in Gilmanton, NH. There he started to learn the basic skills in becoming a Boy Scout.
During his seven years in the Boy Scouts he went to Camp Bell 6 times, numerous spring & fall camporees, klondike derby’s, and Troop 14 outings. He served as the Troop’s first Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader and then back to Senior Patrol Leader. Some of his highlights in scouting were time spent hiking the NH White Mountains climbinng the state’s 4000’s.
Wyatt’s biggest accomplishment was the veteran’s memorial he built for the Town of Marlborough, American Legion Croteau Coutts Post 24, along with other local, state and national veterans. This happens to be his Eagle Scout project, something he is very proud of and happy that the local veterans can use for special ceremonies such as Flag Day. During Wyatt’s senior presentation at the Dublin School he talked about why he wants to be a commissioned officer in the US Navy and he attributed a lot of what he learned in scouting but also the importance of giving service as key factors in his decision to pursue that career.
Back in early July, Wyatt attended the NROTC New Student Indocrination at the Great Lakes Naval Base for three weeks and is now a Midshiman 4th Class. This fall he will be attend Drexel University and will be part of the Drexel/UPENN NROTC where he plans to major in History.
Later this year Troop 14 will be hosting his Eagle Ceremony likley over his winter break. Congratualtion to Wyatt for achieving this honor of becoming an Eagle Scout.