Scouts receive county honors
— Thirteen Boy Scouts received certificates May 17 from Cecil County Council in recognition of earning of the rank of first class.
It is the highest rank a Boy Scout in the lower ranks of scouting can achieve.
“These scouts worked diligently on their advancements in order to earn the fourth rank on the trail to become and Eagle Scout,” said Marc Beckert, Cecil District advancement chairman for the Boy Scouts of America.
Beckert, who accompanied the scouts to the county county legislative meeting Tuesday night, said the scouts had to work on outdoor, citizenship, first aid and cyber safety skills to earn the rank.
“It is the rank that a Scout can qualify to be elected into the Order of the Arrow and serve as the senior patrol leader for his unit,” Beckert said.
Receiving certificates are: William Wyman, Troop 131; Ian Estep, Troop 173; Anthony Hernandez, Troop 231; Austin Kuhn, Hunter Kuhn and Francis Sharkey, Troop 302; William Acquaviva, Matthew Jordan and Connor McGee, Troop 336; Michael Metcalf, Troop 367; Edward Dalrymple, Noah Day, and Joshua Duncklee, Troop 443.