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Ticonderoga scout earns Eagle award

Local troops, packs serve area boys

Hague Cub Scout Pack 73 stands atop Mt. Defiance in Ticonderoga. Pictured are Kishia Patneude, Carter Thatcher, Michael Wilson, Amadeus Jordon, Tyler Russell, Hunter Borden, Ashton Warren, Kaleb Gijanto and Bryce Porter.

Hague Cub Scout Pack 73 stands atop Mt. Defiance in Ticonderoga. Pictured are Kishia Patneude, Carter Thatcher, Michael Wilson, Amadeus Jordon, Tyler Russell, Hunter Borden, Ashton Warren, Kaleb Gijanto and Bryce Porter.

— Schroon scout Chris Veverka earned the Eagle award last year.

In Crown Point Troop 70 has a long history, producing a large number of Eagle Scouts in a small community. It is led by Scoutmaster Steve Mildon.

Roger Cline and Keegan Choffat of Crown Point became Eagle Scouts in 2012.

More than a century after its founding Boy Scouting remains popular with area youth.

There are Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and in Ticonderoga, Schroon Lake, Crown Point, Moriah and Hague.

All belong to the Twin Rivers Council, which serves 13 counties in northeastern New York including Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington counties. The Council provides service to more than 11,000 youth and 6,000 registered adult volunteers.

Cub Scouting is a year-round family program designed for boys who are about 7-10 years old. Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.

Boy Scouts is available to boys ages 11-18. The program achieves the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship and personal fitness.

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