Tyler Ring, 18, of Canaan, a member of Cornville/Canaan Troop 403, earned his Eagle Scout award March 24 during a ceremony at the Carabasset Masonic Hall in Skowhegan. Approximately 85 people attended including Sens. Rod Whittemore, R-Skowhegan, and Joel Stetkis, R-Canaan, who presented Tyler with a U.S. Flag that had flown over the State House and a Legislative Sentiment praising his accomplishment.

Ring built a kiosk and sign for the town library for his Eagle Scout service project leading Scouts and volunteers who contributed 120 hours of service in the effort.

Ring, a senior at Skowhegan Area High School, plans to attend Kennebec Valley Community College to study culinary arts.

Representatives from the American Legion, Marine Corps League, the Masons and the office of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins attended and spoke at the event. Letters from Gov. Paul LePage, U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-2nd District, U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, and former President George H. W. Bush were read.

Troop 403 has an active program including summer camp at Camp Hinds in Raymond, where Ring was an honor camper last summer. Skowhegan Police Patrolman Dave Daigneault, who also is a leader in Troop 403, served as master of ceremonies for the event.

Ring was one of 42 young men from Kennebec Valley District, BSA to earn the highest award of Scouting in 2017. He is the son of Dixie and Robert Ring.