WINDSOR — Ian Patrick Ferguson, of Windsor, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Family, friends, Pine Tree Council representatives, honored guests, Scouts from throughout Kennebec Valley, along with fellow members of Troop 609 recently gathered at the Windsor Town Hall to celebrate and honor Ferguson, according to a news release from his father, Charles E. Ferguson II.

His father, Kennebec Valley District Commissioner, opened the Court of Honor ceremony with the Call to Order and welcome.

Pastor Brian Casey, of the North Windsor Baptist Church, offered both, the Invocation and Benediction during and at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Richard Gray Jr., committee member of Troop 609 and Eagle Scout, served as the moderator for the Court Of Honor. Gray was assisted by Steven Plourde, Scoutmaster for Troop 609. The Pledge of Allegiance and the Boy Scout Oath were performed at the onset of the Court Of Honor.Eagle Scout Dr. E. Peter Myers read the “An Eagle Scout” poem, which most of the audience felt “described Ian to a T,” according to the release. Eagle Scou, Charles E. Ferguson III administered the Eagle Charge to his brother.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, Ian made remarks that thanked all the family, friends, Scout leaders and fellow Scouts who have assisted him along his trail to Eagle Scout.

According to the release, Ian had earned 57 Merit Badges as well as; one Bronze, one Gold, and one Silver Palm Award up until the Court of Honor. Along with earning the merit badges and Palm Awards, Ian had also earned the World Conservation Award, The Arrow of Light, Den Chief Award, Attended National Youth Leadership Training, and is a Brotherhood Member of the Madockawanda Lodge Order of the Arrow.

Ian also received several letters of congratulations.

Requirements for the Eagle Rank Award include, but are not limited to, the mastery of basic skills. The Eagle Candidate must also serve in a position of leadership in the Troop for at least six months after attaining the rank of Life Scout. Ian continues to be the Senior Patrol Leader in Troop 609 and has been since Aug. 4, 2013.

As his service project, Ian chose to paint the basement of the North Windsor Baptist Church. He spent 84 hours organizing the project, gathering donations, tools, and material, planning the various stages, overseeing the preparation of the floor for painting, supervising the sealing of cracks and erosions, supervising the painting, and restoration of the basement to its’ original appearance, according to the release.

Ian is the son of Charles and Sharon Ferguson, of Windsor, and is a sophomore at Erskine Academy, aspiring to be a machine tool professional.