Duncansville Scout attains rank of Eagle

Courtesy photo Eagle Scout Adam Elder is shown with Troop 3031 Scoutmaster Richard Chamberlain (center) and Assistant Scoutmaster Steve Weir.

Adam Elder of Duncansville recently received his Eagle Scout designation at a Court of Honor conducted at the AFSCME building in Duncansville.

Friends, Boy Scout troop leaders, fellow scouts and family attended the celebration, including his parents John and Emilee Elder.

Adam, 17, is an honor student and a senior at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School.

He a member of Duncansville Troop 3031 of the Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council, led by Richard Chamberlain and Steve Weir.

Adam began his scouting career as a Cub Scout with Duncansville Pack 30. As a member of Troop 3030 and later Troop 3031, he held leadership positions, including Quartermaster, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Patrol Guide for First Aid and most recently Senior Patrol Leader.

While a Boy Scout, he earned 67 merit badges. He is a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s honor society.

Adam’s Eagle Scout Leadership Project was to construct two ceremonial flag retirement patios at the veteran’s memorial at Legion Park in Hollidays-burg so that aged flags could be burned and retired with the respect they deserve.

The project involved fundraising, coordinating volunteers, constructing two concrete patios and purchasing a large fire pit.

His project helped to make flag retirement ceremonies more respectful, proper and memorable for those in attendance.