Roundtable Commissioner Christopher Bernier of Winslow presented Taylor Hayden of Skowhegan with the display plaque that features his original artwork and the first patch from the run of patches made based on the art. Submitted photo

Taylor Hayden, 15, a Star Scout in Troop 485, stood before Scouting leaders from all over Kennebec Valley District Sept. 13 to receive a plaque for his contributions to Scouting by designing the patch for the Spring Camporee, held in May at Camp Bomazeen in Belgrade.

The presentation was held at Pleasant Street United Methodist Church in Waterville.

Taylor Hayden of Skowhegan Troop 485 after being honored for designing the 2023 Spring Camporee Patch. Submitted photo

Hayden, a Skowhegan resident, was pleasantly surprised when he learned that his had been selected, according to a news release from Chuck Mahaleris, district chairman for the Kennebec Valley District of Scouting.

“It’s outdoorsy and very artistic in my way of drawing things,” Taylor said.

Taylor, who attends Skowhegan Area High School, plans to hang the plaque in his living room where his other Scouting awards are displayed.

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