Chincoteague Troop 323’s, Ethan Burgess and Nathaniel Bott were recently honored for receiving their Eagle Scout rank, the highest rank earned in the Scouts BSA youth program. The Court of Honor ceremony also included a Charter presentation by Scoutmaster, Kevin Holcomb and Troop Committee Chairman, Christopher Bott that welcomed William “Billy Joe” Tarr, and Noah Jester of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company as the new Executive Officer, and Chartered Organization Representative, of Chincoteague Island’s Scouts BSA Troop and Pack 323.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of approximately 2.2 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 800,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Interested in joining the scouting program? Visit https://beascout.scouting.org/ and search your local area for a scout unit near you!