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New Scouts and Moms

In a time-honored tradition, when a Scout achieves a new rank, the Scout’s mother is
recognized for her role in the Scout’s success. Sue Gibbons, left, Charlie Gibbons, Nancy
Fernandez, Read Fernandez, Camille Resetar and Jack Resetar.

Boy Scout Troop 20 honors scouts’ achievements

Boy Scout Troop 20, chartered by Big Canoe Chapel, recently held a Court of Honor to recognize the achievements of its scouts. A Court of Honor is a formal ceremony to recognize rank advancements, merit badges and other awards earned by each scout.

Scouts Will Dodson, Read Fernandez, Charlie Gibbons and Jack Resetar were each presented with the Firem’n Chit (fire related training), Totin Chip (sharp tool training) and Cyber Chip (internet safe-use training) awards.

Read Fernandez, Charlie Gibbons and Jack Resetar earned the rank of “Scout” – the first of seven scout ranks. Connor Moranos earned the rank of “Life Scout” – the sixth Scout rank and final rank before Eagle Scout.

Each Troop 20 scout was presented with merit badges that had been earned throughout the year. Scouts may choose from over 135 merit badges; 21merit badges must be earned to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout and 13 of the 21 badges must be a designated Eagle-required badge. The merit badge recipients are:

  • Phillip Mostellar (Troop 20 Senior Patrol Leader) - Shotgun and Rifle
  • Will Dodson - Environmental Science and Shotgun
  • Charlie Gibbons - Rifle, Kayaking and Motor Boating
  • Read Fernandez – Archery
  • Jack Resetar - Water Sports, Robotics, Small Boat Sailing, Motor Boating, Rifle and Astronomy
  • Connor Moranos – Citizenship in the World, Citizenship in Nation, Citizenship in the Community, Personal Management, Personal Fitness, Family Life, Camping, Cooking and Emergency Preparedness.

Scouting is available to boys 11 through 17 years old and provides training through outdoor adventures for our next generation of citizens and leaders. If you would like to learn more about Boy Scout Troop 20, contact Scoutmaster Jeff Dodson at 706-248-9818.

Submitted by Boy Scout Troop 20



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