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Two Candia Boy Scouts Work On Eagle Scout Projects
By Jessica Del Valle   8-8-14

Candia Boy Scout Troop 120 has two Eagle Scout candidates working on community projects, 17-year-old Evan Webster and 17-year-old Tyler Ferron, seniors at Central High School in Manchester.

Tyler is the son of Nicole and Jason Ferron and is a Candia resident. Tyler originally planned to replace the old shed in the Holbrook cemetery, but due to time restrictions he had to change his project. The project needs to be completed before the candidates 18th birthday. He is now helping to rebuild the exterior of the American Legion Hall in Chester. He has received donations including wood from East Coast Lumber and 30 gallons of paint from Sherwin-Williams.

Evan lives in Candia and is the son of Mary and Gary Webster. Evan is restoring the Holbrook cemetery gate. The gate was a community project completed by a previous Eagle candidate. Since then, the cemetery has widened the road and because of this the gate cannot shut completely. Evan plans to make the two halves of the gate meet and has collected $1,000 for the project. He needs about $2,500 to complete the project.

 

 

The Holbrook Cemetary gates

To help raise money for the project, a spaghetti dinner will be held at Rockingham Lodge #76 in Candia from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday August 10. The event is free and sponsored by Manchester Memorial Co. Inc., Candia Trailers and Snow Equipment, Candia First Stoppe Country Store, Severino Trucking Co. Inc., Car World, The Transmission Man, and Robert Pinard DMD. Sponsors of the event will advertised on placemats for the supper.Donations will be accepted.

 

 

Evan Webster and Tyler Ferron

 

Past projects from the troop include the Moore Park sign, the town sign in front of the Candia police station, a child ID database, and two of the benches at the Moore School.

Troop 120 took over Tyler’s original project. The Scouts have recently taken down the shed and will be planning a spaghetti dinner this fall to raise money for trusses. The new shed will store more landscaping equipment than the previous shed did.

 

The original Holbrook Cemetary shed that needed repairs.

 

The finished Holbrook Cemetary replacement shed project

An Eagle Scout project tests the scout’s organizational as well as leadership skills. Each scout is responsible for the entirety of his project but if problems or questions arise, they can go to their Eagle coach, Charles Dylyn, for guidance.

To earn Eagle Scout status, scouts must remain active in the troop for the previous six months upon candidacy, have attained the rank of Life Scout, have earned 21 merit badges, come up with a service project, get a the project approved by the Eagle Board, complete the project, and be interviewed by the Eagle board after the project’s completion. The board members conducting the interview decide whether or not the scout has successfully upheld the scout oath and law. After a scout obtains Eagle status, the troop holds an Eagle Court to celebrate the scout’s achievement.

 

Candia Boy Scout Troop 120

 

Troop 120 meets every other Tuesday at Moore Park and will meet again on Aug. 12 from 6:30 to 8 pm. Scoutmaster Robert Martel can be contacted at 587-0630 for more information about the troop and its projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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