Monday, April 12, 2010

Nine in BSA Troop 792 Attain Rank of Eagle in 2009

Nine Frederick County teens from the same troop earned their Eagle, Scouting’s highest rank in 2009. They are members of Troop 792, sponsored by Christ United Methodist Church in Frederick.

The troop, led by Scoutmaster Bud Foss, was honored to welcome their 29th through 37th Eagle Scouts to the troop’s Eagle Scout roll. The troop reported that the following young men completed these projects to become Eagle Scouts.

Matt Fox, 16, a sophomore at Tuscarora High School, constructed an outdoor classroom with a teacher’s podium and student benches at Ballenger Creek Elementary School in Frederick, MD.

Chris Koza, 18, planted trees to upgrade the disc golf course at Middletown Community Park. Chris, after attending FCC for one year, was recently accepted into the engineering program and ROTC at the University of Maryland. He will start at UM in the fall.

Matt Friis, 16, a sophomore at Tuscarora High School, built a foot bridge over the creek in Middletown Community Park. The bridge created a link between two parts of the park.

Brandon Vance, 16, a junior at Tuscarora High School, oversaw the construction of cat scratch posts for Friends for Life, an animal rescue organization. The cat scratch post will be given to those who adopt a cat.

Cameron Noah, 16, a sophomore at Tuscarora High School, constructed a storage shed for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Buckeystown, MD. He collected and disposed of Christmas trees to partially fund his project.

Robert Baker, 18, a senior at Tuscarora High School, built a stairway on a steep slope adjacent to the Little League baseball field in Baker Park (Frederick). The stairway greatly improved safe access to the field.

Matt Van der Kaay, 18, a freshman at UM-Baltimore County, rehabbed the prayer garden at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Buckeystown, MD. The restoration provided a quiet respite for members of the church and the community.

Tyler Foertschbeck, 18, a senior at Tuscarora High School, oversaw the 2007 regional collection center for Operation Christmas Child a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. Shoeboxes filled with medical supplies, toys and gifts were collected and distributed to under privileged children around the world.

Simon Martin, 17, a senior at New Life Christian School, designed and built crowd control barriers for the Tuscarora High School athletic department. The portable barriers have been used at various sports events.

Each of these Scouts joins a long list of Eagle Scouts who have risen to the highest levels of leadership in business, government, industry and ministry.

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