Shrewsbury Scout awarded rank of Eagle

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Shrewsbury Scout awarded rank of Eagle
Eagle Scout Tyler Murphy. Photo/Submitted

Shrewsbury – At a recent Eagle Court of Honor at the First Congregational Church, Tyler James Murphy of Shrewsbury was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank awarded by the Boy Scouts of America. 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.

Tyler joined Scouting with Shrewsbury Cub Scout Pack 114 in 1999. He has been a member of Boy Scout Troop 114 since 2004 and held the leadership positions of librarian, assistant patrol leader, patrol leader and quartermaster.

For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Tyler collaborated with the Shrewsbury Public Library to improve the Young Adult (YA) section. He designed a new YA section to provide more space for the expanding YA collection and a patron reading area. Tyler worked with the library staff to raise funds from local financial institutions to buy new shelving and furniture to accommodate books and patrons. He also directed Scouts and friends of the library in relocating the YA area once the new shelving and furniture were installed.

Tyler is a 2011 graduate of Shrewsbury High School, where he was a member of the FIRST Robotics Competition Team and the SHS Improv Troupe. He worked at Price Chopper as a cashier and volunteered his services at Camp Sunshine, a camp in Casco, Maine, serving children with cancer and their families. Tyler is a freshman at Southern New Hampshire University, majoring in graphic design. He is the son of Joy and Ted Murphy of Shrewsbury.