, Newburyport, MA

October 23, 2013

Scouts recognized for recent advancements

Newburyport Daily News

---- — AMESBURY – Boy Scout Troop 4, sponsored by Market Street Baptist Church, recently held its annual fall parents’ night recognizing Scouts who have passed recent advancement boards. The meeting was opened by the Flying Walrus Patrol and welcome given by newly elected Senior Patrol Leader Ben Jackson. Assistant Scoutmaster John Baxter and Patrol Leader Haakan Lund then recognized those Scouts who had participated in the last two recycling weekends and attended the June canoe trip.

Scoutmaster Ron Fuller the presented to the parents the yearly program of troop meetings, service projects, including bi-monthly town-wide recycling, Scouting for Food and cleaning of the trails at the town forest.

During the summer months, the troop participated in a week of camping at Treasure Valley Scout camp and Jack White told of the troop’s experiences at camp and the fun that the troop had winning many of the competitions. Aaron Scotch, Devin Lund and Evan Provost then shared about their trip to the National Boy Scout Jamboree held in West Virginia, camping with 35,000 Scouts from all over the world. They were part of a contingent of 72 Scouts from the Yankee Clipper Council who attended the event.

The following Scouts were recognized by Fuller and Jackson for passing the following progress awards: Tenderfoot, Karl Dorogy, Second Class, Jacob Darnell and Greg Marshall, Star to Noah Pressley and James Baxter, and Life to Nick Marshall.

Assistant Scoutmaster Nate Kelly then recognized three Scouts who attended advanced leadership training this summer. They spent a week along with 32 other Scouts from around the area at Brown Sea Adventure Leadership. They included Ben Jackson, Evan Provost and Aaron Scotch.

Fuller then inducted the new troop officers for the year. They included: Jackson as senior patrol leader, Scotch and Provost as assistant senior patrol leaders, Noah Joslin, Haakon Lund and Nick Marshall as patrol leaders, Matt O’Brien as quartermaster, Kaleb Huston as scribe, Noah Pressley as instructor, Greg Marshall as webmaster and James Baxter as den chief.

Assistant Scoutmaster George Langevin, who attended summer camp with the troop, then presented over 50 Merit Badges to the Scouts who attended camp. Eight Scouts also earned the Fire Safety award and knife and ax safety award. Fundraising highlights were shared by Assistant Scoutmasters Dave O’Brien and Larry Baker.

There are still some openings in the troop for boys to join Scouting. The troop meets at the Market Street Church Tuesday nights at 7 and is open to boys 11-17. For more information, Scoutmaster Fuller can be reached at 603-895-6640.