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Troop 222 honors two new Eagle Scouts

An Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Russell Young and Cade Lang was held on Nov. 17 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Lowell, Ohio. They became Waterford Troop 222’s most recent recipients of Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.

Russell joined Troop 222 on June 6, 2012. He has held the leadership positions of Assistant Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader, and Order of the Arrow Adviser. He earned 30 merit badges, was elected to the Order of the Arrow in 2015, and attended summer camp at Camp Kootaga for 6 years. For his Eagle Scout service project, Russell installed new playground equipment at Waterford Elementary School. His Board of Review was on April 7, 2019, becoming the 58th Eagle Scout in the 61-year history of Troop 222. He is the son of Bill and Jennifer Young.

Cade began his scouting career as a Cub Scout in Beverly Pack 219. He earned Cub Scouting’s highest award, the Arrow of Light in February 2013. Cade then joined Waterford Boy Scout Troop 222 on March 11, 2013. Cade held the Troop leadership positions of Quartermaster, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, and Senior Patrol Leader. Eagle Scout requires at least 21 merit badges. Cade earned a total of 28. Cade was elected to the Order of the Arrow in 2016 and attended Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Kootaga for 6 years. Cade refurbished/replaced picnic tables on the Buell Island in Lowell, Ohio for his Eagle Scout service project. Cade is Troop 222’s 59th Eagle Scout. He is the son of Tracy and Angie Lang.

Troop 222 is in the River Trails District of the Muskingum Valley Council #467, Boy Scouts of America, headquartered in Zanesville, Ohio. They have been sponsored by the Waterford Grange No. 231 since 1976. Daryl Van Dyne became Scoutmaster of Troop 222 in 1975. Meetings are held each Wednesday from 7-8:30pm at the Grange Hall.

The national average of Eagle Scouts is less than 5%. Since 1975, Troop 222 has averaged 18% or more than 1 out of every 6 scouts.

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