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September 18, 2013

Troop 77 fetes newest Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 77, West Parish of Andover, recently inducted two new Eagle Scouts: Ben Keffer and Matthew Byrne.

The two young men both made informational kiosks for local trailheads as their Eagle projects. Byrne built two kiosks at the beginning of Indian Reservation and Keffer constructed a kiosk that will serve two tracts of public land — The Hammond and Harold Rafton reservations.

The kiosks, which were made on behalf of Andover Village Improvement Society (AVIS) and the Andover Conservation Commission, will hold maps, information and announcements.

In order for a young man to reach the Eagle rank, he must “plan, develop and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, school or the community.”

Keffer and Byrne both received help in constructing their kiosks from troop members, friends and family. They also received donations in the form of materials, construction sites and pizza.

On their paths to Eagle, both young men previously worked on several Eagle projects for other members of their troop.

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