August 26, 2016

Tyler Cole celebrates the highest rank in Scouting - By Michelle Libby

Boy Scout Tyler Cole of Windham has been awarded the highest honor in Boy Scouts, the Eagle Scout rank. After joining Scouting in first grade, Cole celebrated his achievement with a ceremony and reception at Windham Hill United Church. 

To reach the rank of Eagle Scout, Cole and all Eagle Scouts must complete 21 merit badges, some which involve camping outside for at least 10 days or keeping track of physical fitness for 90 days. All Eagles are required to do a community service project that benefits the community. They also go before a board of adults to answer questions about their Scouting experience and the completed project. 

Cole earned 24 merit badges on a variety of topics and completed a community service project in which he built and installed a dock at Donnabeth Lippman Park. He assembled it along with his fellow troop members from Troop 51 at his house in April and then in May they installed it in Chaffin Pond. He received an award along with three other Eagle Scouts from Linda Brooks at Windham Parks and Recreation Department for their projects at the park this year.

Cole will attend Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts this fall. He is the son of Jennifer and Larry Cole. His father is the Scoutmaster of Troop 51 and an Eagle Scout himself.

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