A celebration was recently held at the Palermo Christian Church for Eagle Scouts Daniel Ray Brown and Jacob Aaron Brown of Troop #479. Friends, family members, elected officials, and other scouts gathered together to honor Daniel and Jacob for earning their wings – the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. The Eagle is the highest rank that scouting bestows in the advancement program. Eagle Scouts Daniel and Jacob Brown, their family, their Scout leaders, and other members of the community had labored long and faithfully, and their efforts were recognized in this special presentation.
Troop #479 Advance Chairman, Ron Emery, was asked to serve as master of ceremonies. Court of Honor was called to order by Angel Truman, Kennebec Valley Advancement Member. Pastor Phil Hubbard of the Palermo Christian Church gave the invocation. The Pledge of Alliance was led by Scout Sam Boynton, and Cole Colson opened the ceremony with the Scout Oath.
Daniel and Jacob and their family selected the Four Winds Eagle Scout Ceremony.
Ron Emery introduced Scoutmaster Scott Adams for the presentation of the Eagle Scout Awards. Daniel, Jacob, and their parents were escorted to the front by Scout Hunter Praul.
Scoutmaster Scott Adams asked Daniel and Scott’s mother to pin the Eagle medals onto their uniforms. He then asked Daniel and Jacob to present her with the Eagle mother’s pins, after which, he asked their father to present them with Eagle Scout certificates. Daniel and Jacob were also asked to present to their father with the Eagle lapel pins. Their parents were asked to place the Eagle neckerchief around the neck of their sons. Scott also gave remarks about Daniel’s and Jacob’s time in Scout Troop 479.
An integral component of the requirements for Eagle Scouts is a service project. The candidate must develop the project, organize the materials and manpower, and supervise its completion. Daniel Brown’s Eagle Project was at the Brown Cemetery, and Jacob Brown’s Eagle Project was at the Rust Cemetery, both in Palermo. The cemeteries needed trees cut, brush cut or pulled, stumps removed, and old fences removed. New entrances to both cemeteries were created with rock steps, and a fence was placed around each cemetery. Jacob Brown’s Eagle Project at the Rust Cemetery in Palermo was a considerable distance from the road, and a path needed to be cut to the cemetery. Signs were placed at each cemetery. The town of Palermo and the Cemetery Association were very pleased with Daniel and Jacob’s Eagle projects.
Daniel and Jacob are the sons of Ray and Kari Brown, of Palermo. Daniel will be a senior at Erskine Academy this fall, and Jacob will be a junior in Illinois, as his father was re-assigned to Illinois.
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