Archbold Boy Scout, Troop 63, announced the members of its new leadership team, saw seven troop members advance in rank, and handed out 41 merit badges earned by troop members.
The actions came at the troop’s last Court of Honor ceremony, Monday, Aug. 27, at the Scout Cabin in Ruihley Park.
The awards and achievements were announced by Garrett Tinsman, troop advancement coordinator, Torrin Blosser, senior patrol leader, and Eric Moon, scoutmaster.
Camden Short achieved the tenderfoot and scout ranking, while Adam Steider earned the second class rank. Achieving the star rank were Tyler Beckstein, Blosser, Nick Cassidy, Dustin Roth, and Andrew Thatcher.
The leadership team for the next six months will see Blosser continue in his role as senior patrol leader. Roth: assistant senior patrol leader; Tyler Burkholder: patrol leader, Wolves; Short: assistant Wolves patrol leader.
Beckstein: Dragon Tyrants patrol leader; Trevor Neuenschwander: assistant Dragon Tyrants patrol leader.
Thatcher: trooper quartermaster, Steider: scribe; Chandler Tinsman: chaplin’s aide; Eric Buckenmeyer: librarian.
Nick Cassidy: Order of the Arrow representative; Cory Moon, junior assistant scoutmaster.
Merit Badges earned:
Burkholder: fishing, emergency preparedness; Bechstein: environmental science, shotgun, camping, swimming, personal fitness; Neuenschwander: personal fitness; Blosser: emergency preparedness, first aid, photography, camping, swimming, environmental science; Cassidy: space exploration, lifesaving, small boat sailing, environmental sciences, personal management, personal fitness; Buckenmeyer: climbing, small boat sailing, camping, first aid, personal fitness; Roth: personal fitness, environmental science, camping, fishing; Moon: leatherwork; Chandler Tinsman: personal management, small boat sailing, citizenship in the community; Thatcher: climbing, environmental science, basketry, camping, swimming; Steider: environmental science, fishing, emergency preparedness.