Chad Cecil, 17, of Amherst, was honored Dec. 4 with the rank of Eagle Scout at a special court of honor.
He is the 97th Eagle from Boy Scout Troop 427, which is sponsored by St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Amherst.
The son of Craig and Angela Cecil, he was confirmed at an Eagle Scout board of review on Sept. 15. Eagle Scout is the highest rank that can be achieved in Boy Scouts.
Cecil began his scouting career with Cub Scout Pack 428, where he earned the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts.
He bridged into Troop 427 in February 2010. Cecil has had one scoutmaster, Henry Messer, who has been scoutmaster for 43 of the troop’s 97 Eagle Scouts.
Cecil completed 37 merit badges, of which 21 were required. His leadership positions included patrol leader, chaplain aide, instructor, assistant senior patrol leader, and bugler. He was also a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow.
Cecil’s Eagle service project was to repaint a maintenance shed and outhouse at the Brownhelm Cemetery in Brownhelm Township.
He, along with several scouts, adult leaders, family and friends, scraped, then primed and painted the two buildings.
Courtesy photo Chad Cecil is the newest Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts Troop 427.