Boy Scout Troop 267 holds ‘Court of Honor’

Fredonia Boy Scout Troop 267, sponsored by American Legion Post 59, recently held a court of honor combined with a pizza party.

The evening began with the advancement of colors and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Senior Patrol Duke Medema. Chaplain Walt Sedlmayer led the invocation. Committee Chairman Paul Wallenhorst welcomed the Scouts and their families. Pizza was then served with various salads before the court of honor.

Scoutmaster Chris Eichmann inducted Christopher Annear, Zachary Dawley and Colton Kuzdal into Troop 267 and they were presented with the Scout Badge and troop neckerchief. Eichmann then presented the Tenderfoot rank advancement badge to Jordon Cooley, Bob Johnston and Elijah Robb; Second Class rank badge to John Banach, Glen Bennett, Michael Block, Jordan Cooley, Elijah Robb and Joshua Tuggy; First Class rank badge to Scott MacKinnon; Star Scout rank badge to Tim Cerrie, Casey Huber, Brandon Powell and Jamison Ryan; and Life Scout rank badge to Corey Dawley, Adam Essek, Andrew Field, Jack Fiorella and Christopher Miller.

Merit badges were presented to Banach, Bennett, Cerrie, Cooley, C. Dawley, Essek, Field, Fiorella, Corey Haertel, Huber, Johnston, MacKinnon, Medema, Miller, Powell, Ryan Promber, Robb, Ryan and Tuggy. The merit badges included First Aid, Emergency Preparedness, Citizenship in the Community and Nation. Service stars were presented to Ryan Promber for one year, to committee members Jeff Cunningham for three years, Vince Vecchio for six years, and Assistant Scoutmaster Bryan Powell for one year.

Senior District Executive Wayne Schuver Jr. made a presentation for the Friends of Scouting program. Wallenhorst then presented the annual charter to Post 59 Commander Sedlmayer and Charter Organization Representative Ronald Bouquin.

Troop 267 has camped at Camp Merz twice this past winter, plus participated in the Two Lakes District’s Klondike Derby. They also camped at Camp Gross where they practiced a Troop mobilization drill to finish the Emergency Preparedness merit badge. Troop 267 planned spring camping trips, including attending the 50th annual International Camporee at Woodstock, Ontario.

The evening concluded with the retiring of colors. Cookies, brownies and coffee were served with Holly Field, Kathy Rock and Deni Trippi, who were in charge of refreshments.

Troop 267 meets most Mondays at 7 p.m. at Memorial Post 59, 156 E. Main St. in Fredonia and is open to all boys who are at least 11 years of age or have completed the fifth grade.

Information about joining scouting can be found online at beascout.scouting.org.