Troop 647 of Hallowell recently honored Eagle Scouts Zachery Ellie, Zachary Truman and Corbin Eldridge, all of Farmingdale. Submitted photo

HALLOWELL — Troop 647 of Hallowell Scouts and alumni gathered Jan. 5 for dinner and recognize three young men who earned the Eagle rank a while ago but had yet to be honored: Zachary Truman, Zackery Ellis and Corbin Eldridge, all of Farmingdale.

The gathering took place at the American Legion Post 6, according to a news release from Chuck Mahaleris, district vice chairman for the Kennebec Valley District of Scouting.

Truman, son of Angel Truman and the late Dan Truman, earned his Eagle rank in October 2019 and has since graduated from Hall-Dale High School.

Ellis, son of Jeff and Aimee Ellis, passed his Eagle Scout Board of Review in October 2020. He graduated from Gardiner Area High School and is attending the University of Maine at Orono. He is also in the National Guard Aviation unit.

Eldridge, son of Rhett and Caroline Eldridge, earned his rank of Eagle in February 2021. He also graduated from Hall-Dale and now attends Thomas College in Waterville.

Scoutmaster Glen Glidden said, “These three Scouts faced the normal challenges of obtaining the rank of Eagle, which is a daunting task, with the addition of having to deal with the COVID pandemic. They are great examples of Scouting, and I was very pleased to present these awards to them, even if it was a bit later than they normally would receive them.”

The three Eagles each received an Eagle Scout coin from the Troop that they can carry to remind them of the promise they made when they became an Eagle Scout. Maureen Malley, adjutant of the Goodrich-Caldwell Legion Post 6 in Hallowell, congratulated the young men and presented them with certificates from the Legion.



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