In an outdoor ceremony, Troop 30 celebrated our newest Eagle Scout, Michael McNamara.
Michael as been part of scouting most of his life, moving from Cub Scouts Pack 30 to Troop 30. As a Boy Scout, Michael served as Quartermaster — a big job making sure the troop has all the gear it needs for whatever activity the scouts need.
Then, Michael was elected senior Patrol Leader. As the senior leader of the Troop, he developed patrols that would later come in second in the Spirit of Adventure Klondike Derby (2018) and would win the entire Northern Lights Klondike Derby (2019).
To become an Eagle Scout, Michael needed to complete a service project for our community. He chose the Watertown Food Pantry, which shares space with the Troop at Watertown-Belmont UMC. He oversaw a project building a locked storage area so pantry workers could easily use and secure federally-funded foods.
Michael was celebrated in a ceremony witnessed by Troop 30 and Pack 30 scouts, and emceed by Scoutmaster Chris DeRocher, who Michael thanked with a mentor pin.
Everyone in Troop 30 wishes our new Eagle Scout the best as he now joins the U.S. Marines at boot camp.