Local Boy Scout leader honored

The National Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America in Grapevine, Texas, was the backdrop recently for Chris Eichman, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 267 in Fredonia sponsored by the American Legion, to receive recognition as Scoutmaster of the Year. This distinction is given to an elite number every year who give leadership to a well-rounded outstanding program for their local scouts. Eichman was an Eagle Scout himself, and a recipient of the Silver Beaver award, the highest award a council can present to a volunteer. For more information, call 665-BOYS or visit the council’s web page at www.alleghenyhighlands.org. Pictured, from left, are: Wayne Perry, BSA national president; Chris Eichman, scoutmaster Troop 267; Wayne Brock, chief scout executive of the BSA; and Tico Perez, national commissioner of the BSA.