HERMON — Three members of Boy Scout Troop 25 in Hermon were awarded Eagle Scout badges at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held Nov. 2, at Hermon High School.
Zachary and Alexander Shelley, who are brothers, and Rylee Cushman were presented their badges by their Scoutmasters Keith Jewell and Kevin Hartford, and Assistant Scoutmaster Steve Berry.
The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest level of achievement in the Boy Scouts of America. Approximately 4 percent of Boy Scouts attain the rank.
Zachary Shelley, 18, has earned 22 merit badges and has been inducted into Boy Scouting’s National Honor Society, Order of the Arrow. His Eagle Scout service project was to clean and clear out the natural spring at the end of the Spring Trail at Ecotat Gardens. He attends Unity College where he is majoring in conservation law enforcement, with plans to become a Maine state game warden.
Alexander Shelley, 16, has earned 24 merit badges and served his troop in a variety of leadership positions. His Eagle Scout service project was to scrape and paint the exterior trim on the Brown Building and Cabin No. 7 at Ecotat Gardens.Shelley is a junior enrolled in the College Bridge Year program at Hermon High School, he has plans to attend college to study outdoor power or technical engineering.
Alexander and Zachary are the sons of Lee and Tara Shelley of Hermon.
Rylee Cushman, 16, has earned 23 merit badges and has served his troop in a variety of leadership positions. His Eagle Scout service project was building two cold frames for starting plants in the winter at Ecotat Gardens. He is the son of Mark and Kristen Cushman of Hermon. Cushman is a junior enrolled in the High Honors program at Hermon High School. He is moving toward a career in either pharmacology or civil engineering.