Whitmore named Eagle Scout

Matthew Whitmore recently earned the highest rank in Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout. (Photo provided)

TUPPER LAKE – Matthew Whitmore of Boy Scout Troop 23 in Tupper Lake received the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America at his Eagle Court of Honor ceremony held at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake.

Whitmore completed 21 merit badges required to advance to the Eagle rank. He earned five on top of that, which earned him a prestigious Eagle Palm, above and beyond his Eagle status. He is the first scout in his troop to earn an Eagle Palm.

Whitmore’s journey in scouts began as a Tiger Cub Scout at the age of six and he moved up in ranks to Wolf Cub, Bear Cub, Webelo I and Webelo II, earning the Arrow of Light, which is the Cub Scout’s highest rank.

The Eagle Scout service project that Twin Rivers Boy Scout Council approved was to improve and refurbish handicap accessibility to St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Tupper Lake. Whitmore organized this with the assistance of his grandfather, leveling and resurfacing two handicapped parking spaces. Repairs were made to a wheelchair ramp, a second railing was installed and stained. Universal handicap signage was installed to complete the project.

Whitmore is a senior at Tupper Lake High School. After graduation he plans on attending North Country Community College in the fall to study graphic design.

As part of his Eagle Scout service project, Matthew Whitmore refurbished handicap accessibility to St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Tupper Lake. Whitmore and his grandfather leveled and resurfaced two handicapped parking spaces, repaired a wheelchair ramp, added a second railing and stained it. Universal handicap signage was installed to complete the project. (Photo provided)

He is the son of Jane and Donald Whitmore.

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