Two local members earn Eagle Scout

Joseph Beckett (member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Otway, Ohio) and Spencer Wilcox (member of St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church in Wheelersburg, Ohio) from BSA Troop 12 in Portsmouth, Ohio received the rank of Eagle Scout. On behalf of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America, for the successful completion of the highest rank in scouting, a ceremony was held at St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church in Wheelersburg, Ohio on August 20th, 2017. The Scoutmaster for Troop 12 is Mike Finn. Joseph’s project was the restoration of St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery located in Otway, Ohio. The project included clearing brush, repainting and repairing fencing, painting a chapel roof, and cleaning and restoring tomb stones. Spencer’s Eagle Project included the renovation of St. Peter’s patio, installing a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe and providing park benches for prayer and reflection.

Both boys would like to thank Portsmouth Block and Brick, Portsmouth Monument, Wagner Rental and Supply, and Berndt and Murfin Insurance Agency for contributions to their projects as well as the volunteers who spent countless hours in these restoration projects

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Joseph Beckett and Spencer Wilcox earn Eagle Scout. Beckett and Spencer Wilcox earn Eagle Scout.

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