|Outside on the American Legion lawn by Sebasticook Lake in Newport on Sunday, August 9th, Boy Scout Troop 63 of Newport held a Court of Honor ceremony. The Court of Honor celebrated individual Scout achievements and was attended by parents, family, and friends. Scoutmaster Rod Charette and Assistant Scoutmaster Kelley Carter officiated the ceremony.
Senior Patrol Leader and Life Scout Cameron MacCrae welcomed the audience and served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. He led the opening flag ceremony and presentation of colors followed by Tenderfoot Scout and Chaplain Aid Chris Urquhart, who led the invocation.
MacCrae led the scouts in reciting the Scout Oath and Law. The evening continued with the presentation of merit badges and rank advancement. Life Scout Owen Reed announced the recipients of merit badges.
A number of scouts advanced in rank. Chris Urquhart advanced to Tenderfoot rank. Camden Ardry, Dakota Godsoe, Ashton Caron and Lucas Leighton advanced to the rank of First Class Scout. Brenden Carter, Cameron MacCrae, and Owen Reed advanced to the rank of Life Scout. Sixteen scouts earned a total of thirty-seven merit badges.
Scoutmaster Charette, in his Scoutmaster’s Minute, addressed the scouts and audience about the positive impact each Scout can have on other people.
The Court of Honor closed with Chaplain Aid Chris Urquhart offering the benediction followed by Senior Patrol Leader Cameron MacCrae, who led the Color Guard in retiring the colors. Light refreshments were served.
For more information on Scouting go to www.katahdinareabsa.org or contact Scoutmaster Rod Charette at Roderick.P.Charette@maine.gov.