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Boy Scout Troop #63 of Newport held a Court of Honor on Sunday, January 21st to celebrate individual Scout achievements. Scoutmaster Rod Charette and Assistant Scoutmaster Kelley Carter were officiates for the ceremony along with First Class Scout, Michael Connolly, who served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Scout Connolly welcomed the audience. Life Scout and Chaplain Aid Devin Plant, led the invocation followed by Michael Connolly leading the scouts in reciting the Scout Oath and Law.
Several Scouts advanced in rank. Eagle Scout Luke Charette received his Gold Palm Rank. Star Scout Lucas Leighton received his Life Rank. Tenderfoot Scout Chris Urqhart received his Second Class and First Class Rank. Second Class Scout Michael Connolly received his First Class Rank. Twenty merit badges, fourteen of them Eagle required, were earned by eight scouts: Camden Ardry, Family Life; Nicholas Carter, Cooking; Michael Connolly, Personal Fitness and fishing; Michael Killam, Personal Fitness, Communications, Family Life, and Citizenship in the Community; Lucas Leighton, Cooking, Communications, Traffic Safety, and Citizenship in the World; Cameron MacCrae, Family Life and Citizenship in the World; Devin Plant, Communications; Zachary Raymond, Woodworking, Archery and Insect Study; Owen Snow, Leatherwork and First Aid.
Boy Scout Troop #63 of Newport held a Court of Honor to recognize individual members.

The Court of Honor continued with a Scout Master’s minute delivered by Scout Master Rod Charette. Rod announced his intention to retire as Scoutmaster on Saturday, September 1st after five years in the position. While he intends to stay on as an Assistant Scoutmaster there will be a need for a new Scoutmaster at the end of this year. Anyone interested in filling that positon or offering any other assistance as an adult leader with Boy Scout Troop #63 can feel free to reach out to Rod. The ceremony closed with light refreshments. For more information on Scouting go to or contact Scoutmaster Rod Charette at

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