Adam Folsom, son of Todd and Janine Folsom, of Skowhegan, attained the rank of Eagle Scout on March 27, 2019. His Court of Honor ceremony was held at the Madison VFW on Saturday, June 22, where he received his Eagle Scout award.
He is a member of Troop #403 and has earned 22 merit badges. Adam has always loved the great outdoors and chose to enhance the snowmobile trails in Canaan as his Eagle Scout project. Adam has been an active supporter of the Canaan Bog Bouncers and has helped with grooming and trimming trails. For his project he decided to build signs to help snowmobilers navigate their way through the trails. These signs consisted of reflective material and gave GPS coordinates as well as direction and mileage to various locations. These new signs have had a lot of positive feedback
As many of the locals are aware, Adam has had a boy scout bottle donation box located at the end of his driveway for the past several years and has raised over $5,000 for his troop. These funds have been used to assist with miscellaneous scout expenses and charitable donations.
From a young age Adam has always been one who likes to keep busy and started working on his uncles farm at the age of 12, where he learned what hard work and long days were all about. At the age of 16, he was offered a job at Marshall’s Automotives, in Skowhegan. He has been there for almost a year and truly enjoys working with the crew there.
Adam will be participating in the Cianbro welding program in the fall and will be graduating from the Skowhegan Area High school in June of 2020.
Those attending included some who made the trek from as far as Rhode Island to celebrate this special day; to Larry Goldsmith, Scout Master of Troop #403, who assisted Adam in attaining this rank; Jeff Hewett, who stepped in as Master of Ceremony; guest speakers, Senator Brad Farrin, Scott Eggleston, Senior Vice Commander of the Madison VFW, Charles Mahaleris, Kennebec Valley District Advancement Chairman, Mark Tanner, of the Skowhegan Federated Church, and Dave Dagniault who has seen Adam through since the very beginning.