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Shrewsbury Scout receives Eagle rank

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Shrewsbury – At a recent Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony at the First Congregational Church (FCC) of Shrewsbury, John Robert Lindsay of Troop 114 was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank awarded by the Boy Scouts of America.  John is the 108th scout in Troop 114′s 94-year history to become an Eagle.

To receive the rank of Eagle, a Life Scout must have earned 21 merit badges throughout his Scouting career, served actively in a position of responsibility within the troop, and have planned, developed and given leadership to an Eagle Scout Service Project that benefits a religious institution, a school or the community.

John joined Scouting with Cub Scout Pack 114 in 2001.  He has been a member of Boy Scout Troop 114 since 2006 and held the leadership positions of Patrol Leader and Scribe.

For his Eagle Scout service project, John led a team of volunteers in building a new weigh station at the Community Harvest Project (CHP) in Grafton. CHP provides fresh fruits and vegetables that are distributed to hunger relief organizations in the Worcester County Food Bank’s network.  Through fundraising efforts, an industrial scale was purchased to provide an accurate measure of the fruits and vegetables harvested.  A concrete platform was built to provide a solid area for the volunteers to stand on to stay out of the mud at the weighing and washing stations. The project logged over 140 volunteer hours.

A member of the National Honor Society, John is a senior at Shrewsbury High School, where he has run cross-country and played on the tennis team.  John will be serving as one of the tennis team captains for the Spring 2013 season.  He plans to attend college after graduation.

John is the son of Paul and Elissa Lindsay, of Shrewsbury.  He joins his father and two brothers as Eagle Scouts.

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