TROOP 63
Boy Scout Troop 63 of Newport held a Court of Honor at the Newport Recreational Center on August 17th. The Court of Honor celebrated individual Scout achievements and was attended by parents, family, and friends. Scoutmaster Kelley Carter, Assistant Scoutmasters Rod Charette, Jesse Caron, and the Scouts, participated in the ceremony, as did members of Venture Crew 63, lead by Advisors Ron Potvin and Curt Lombard.
Life Scout Connor Milholovich welcomed the audience and served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. First Class Scout Devin Plant summoned the color guard and led the troop and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Scouts from Troop 63 left to right: Matt Murphy, Brenden Carter, Devin Plant, Cameron MacCrae, Connor Milholovich, and Joshua Leonard.
Nicholas Carter, Chaplain’s Aide’s Assistant, led the invocation. Life Scout and Senior Patrol Leader Sam Godsoe was assisted by Star Scout and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Matt Murphy with the Scout Oath and Law and candle lighting.
Five scouts were recipients of the Totin’ Chip and Firem’n Chit Award: Camden Ardry, Ashton Caron, Nicholas Carter, Dakota Godsoe, and Donovan Kent.
Twenty one scouts received merit badges: Athletics- Nicholas Carter; Animal Science- Luke Charette; Archery– Connor Miholovich; Automotive Maintenance– Brock Bubar; Dakota Godsoe, Sam Godsoe, Caleb Lary; Aviation– Ken Basford; Canoeing– Camden Ardry, Ashton Caron, Brenden Carter, Thomas Marcia; Camping- Brenden Carter, Thomas Marcia, Connor Miholovich; Citizenship in the Community– Brenden Carter, Joshua Leonard, Cameron MacCrae, Connor Miholovich; Citizenship in the World– Austin Bradstreet; Climbing– Connor Miholovich; Coin Collecting– Nicholas Carter; Collections– Thomas Marcia; Computers– Brenden Carter; Cooking– Michael Killam, Thomas Marcia, Zachary Mitchell, Matt Murphy; Communications– Brenden Carter, Thomas Marcia; Crime Prevention– Joshua Leonard, Connor Miholovich; First-Aid– Austin Bradstreet, Caleb Lary, Joshua Leonard, Zachary Mitchell; Fishing– Cameron MacCrae; Lifesaving– Luke Charette; Journalism– Ken Basford, Kayaking– Luke Charette; Orienteering– Owen Reed; Personal Fitness– Owen Reed; Personal Management– Austin Bradstreet, Matt Murphy; Pets– Luke Charette; Photography– Ken Basford; Scholarship– Donovan Kurt; Swimming– Camden Ardry, Brenden Carter, Nicholas Carter, Luke Charette, Dakota Godsoe, Donovan Kurt, Joshua Leonard, Thomas Marcia, Devin Plant; Water Sports– Zachary Mitchell.
Twelve scouts advanced in rank. Life Scout, Owen Reed, presented Tenderfoot Rank to Dakota Godsoe and Nicholas Carter; Life Scout, Dexter Canning, presented Second Class Rank to Ashton Caron, Nicholas Carter, Caleb Lary and Zachary Mitchell; Life Scout, Austin Bradstreet, presented First Class Rank to Thomas Marcia, Zachary Ellis, and Devin Plant; Life Scout Brock Bubar, presented Brenden Carter and Joshua Leonard with Star rank; and Eagle Scout, Jacob Holt, presented the Life Rank to Connor Miholovich.
Life Rank, Connor Miholovich, introduced six scouts who recently participated in the National Youth Leadership Training course: Brenden Carter, Joshua Leonard, Cameron MacCrae, Matt Murphy, and Devin Plant. Mid-August, they spent a week at Camp Roosevelt learning leadership, teamwork, communication, and ethical decision-making.
Life Scout, Sam Godsoe, called forth all the scouts who participated in summer camp in Fort Kent to receive their Fort Kent badges.
The Court of Honor closed with Dakota Godsoe leading the Color Guard in retiring the colors. Light refreshments were served.
For more information on Scouting go to www.katahdinareabsa.org or contact Scoutmaster Kelley Carter at 852-0647 or scoutmaster@troop63bsa.me
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