MONMOUTH — Boy Scout Troop 654 of Monmouth recently held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony for Joseph Manduca at the Monmouth Fish and Game club.

The ceremony was attended by more than 100 people, including family, Scouts, friends, neighbors, teachers and coaches.

Pine Tree Council Executive Director Eric Tarbox presented Manduca with his Eagle Medal. Prayers were led by Father Frank Morin. Sen. Earl McCormick and Rep. Mel Newendyke presented Manduca with a state of Maine flag that had flown over the State Capital, an American flag and a certificate.

For his Eagle Scout service project, Manduca led a crew in building two covered picnic shelters at the head of the Whittier Woods walking trails at the Cobbossee boat launch off Route 135.

Manduca joined Monmouth Cub Scout Pack 654 at age 7 and later earned their highest award, the Arrow of Light, before crossing over to Monmouth Boy Scout Troop 654. He has attended summer camp at Camp William Hinds in Raymond and participated in High Adventure trips to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and the Boy Scouts of America Maine High Adventure Area based at Grand Lake Matagamon in northern Maine.

Manduca, 16, is the son of Thomas and Karen Manduca of Monmouth. He is a junior at Monmouth Academy, where he has participated in swimming, band and golf. He is a member and team captain of the Twin Cities Swim Team of the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA. He is a long time member of Saint Michael’s Parish in Winthrop, where he has been an alter server and part of the youth ministry.