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Boy Scout Troop 63 of Newport held a Court of Honor on Sunday, March 4th to celebrate individual Scout achievements. Scoutmaster Rod Charette and Assistant Scoutmaster Kelley Carter were officiates for the ceremony along with Second Class Scout, Lucas Leighton, who served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Scout Leighton welcomed the audience and led the opening flag ceremony and presentation of colors. Life Scout and Chaplain Aid Owen Reed, led the invocation followed by Scout Leighton leading the scouts in reciting the Scout Oath and Law.
A number of scouts advanced in rank. First Class Scout Michael Killiam, Life Scout Thomas Marcia, Life Scout Brenden Carter and Life Scout Matt Murphy announced rank introductions. The following scouts advanced in rank; Drew Adams, Kyle Harris, Gavin Norris, Owen Snow, and Zack Raymond advanced to Scout rank. Scout Michael Connelly advanced to Tenderfoot and Second Class. Star scout Camden Ardry advanced to Life Scout.
Twenty merit badges, eighteen of them Eagle required, were earned by eight scouts: Camden Ardry, Personal Fitness and Painting; Brenden Carter, Personal Management; Lucas Leighton, Citizenship in the Nation and Family Life; Josh Leonard, Personal Management and Personal Fitness; Thomas Marcia, Environmental Science; Matt Murphy, Family Life, Citizenship in the Community and Communications; Owen Reed, Personal Management, Family Life, Citizenship in the Community, Cooking and Kayaking; and Devin Plant, Citizenship in the Community, Camping, Personal Management and Personal Fitness.
The Court of Honor continued with a Scout Master’s minute delivered by Scout Master Rod Charette. The ceremony closed with the retiring of the colors and light refreshments. For more information on Scouting go to or contact Scoutmaster Rod Charette at
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