AMESBURY – Gregory Marshall, a member of Boy Scout Troop 4, was recently presented his Eagle Scout Award at a ceremony held at Market Street Baptist Church.
Marshall joined Troop 4 in March 2012 and progressed through the ranks, passing his Eagle Board of Review in June. He served the troop as webmaster, scribe, quartermaster, patrol leader and assistant senior patrol leader.
He earned 33 merit badges, 12 more than required for the Eagle rank, achieving a Bronze and Gold Eagle Palm. Some of the unusual badges he earned were in geocaching, pulp and paper, space exploration, movie making, engineering, inventing, mining, painting, geology and automotive maintenance.
As part of the Eagle Award, a service project is required, providing leadership to others to get the job done. Marshall chose to rehabilitate a little-used room at Market Street Baptist Church into a conference area.
The work involved cleaning the walls, plugging holes, and then priming and painting the walls, trim, ceiling and radiators. The floor had to be stripped and redone, and then pictures and mirrors mounted on the walls. It required close to 70 man-hours and provide leadership to other Scouts and friends.
Marshall is a recent graduate of Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School and is a freshman at Worcester Polytechnic Institute majoring in robotics engineering.
He became the troop’s 71st Eagle Scout and the second one this year.