Legislature proclaimed February 12, 2016 as Eagle Scout day in Vermont

Eagle Scouts from St Francis Xavier School Troop 658 in Winooski performed a flag ceremony in the House Chamber to open the day of legislation where the proclamation was read. Courtesy photo
Eagle Scouts from St Francis Xavier School Troop 658 in Winooski performed a flag ceremony in the House Chamber to open the day of legislation where the proclamation was read. Courtesy photo

Erik Tanney, Green Mountain Council senior district executive

Boy Scouts throughout Vermont who in 2015 earned scouting’s highest achievement of Eagle Scout assembled at the State House in Montpelier. Eagle Scouts from St. Francis Xavier School Troop 658 in Winooski performed a flag ceremony in the House Chamber to open the day of legislation where the proclamation was read.

Eagle Scouts and guests assembled in the pavilion where Governor Shumlin and Lieutenant Governor Scott congratulated scouts and their families for achieving the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Eagle Scout Matthew Seaberg from American Legion Post 59 Troop 701 in Waterbury presented Governor Shumlin with the 2015 Green Mountain Council report of Boy Scouts of America in Vermont.

At noon, all gathered at the Capitol Plaza for lunch where the American Legion sponsored Eagle Scouts in attendance. Keynote speaker Barre City Mayor Thomas Lauzon gave an inspirational speech about leadership while honoring the achievement of Eagle Scout.

The Knights of Columbus, Sons of American Revolution, Marines and the American Legion presented Certificates of achievements for all the Boy Scouts in Vermont who in 2015 achieved Scouting’s highest Rank of Eagle.

The Green Mountain Council is chartered by the Boy Scouts of American to bring the scouting program to Vermont’s youth. For more than 105 years, scouting’s mission of preparing Vermont’s youth for life has been building tomorrow’s leader through outdoor adventure and achievement. For more information go to Scoutingvermont.org or call (802) 244-5189.