|Tyler Ring of Cornville/Canaan Troop 403 received his Eagle Scout award during a ceremony at the Carabasset Masonic Hall in Skowhegan on Saturday, March 24th. There were approximately 85 people present including State Senator Rod Whittemore (R-Skowhegan) and Joel Stetkis (R-Canaan) who presented Tyler with a US Flag that had flown over the State House and a Legislative Sentiment praising his accomplishment. Tyler built a kiosk and sign for the town library for his Eagle Scout service project leading Scouts and volunteers who contributed 120 hours of service in the effort. Tyler is planning to attend Kennebec Valley Community College for two years to learn to be a cook. Tyler is the son of Dixie and Robert Ring. Representatives from the American Legion, Marine Corps League, the Masons and the office of US Senator Susan Collins attended and spoke at the event. Letters from Governor Paul LePage, Congressman Bruce Poliquin, US Senator Angus King and former President George H W Bush were read. Troop 403 has an active program including summer camp at Camp Hinds in Raymond where Tyler was an honor camper last summer. Skowhegan Police Patrolman Dave Daigneault, who is also a leader in Troop 403, served as Master of Ceremonies for the event. Tyler was one of 42 young men from Kennebec Valley District, BSA to earn the highest award of Scouting in 2017.
Dixie Ring (left), Tyler's mom, pins the Eagle Scout medal onto Tyler's uniform shirt while Troop 403 Scoutmaster Larry Goldsmith looks on.