Adamstown Scouts earn Eagle

By on March 20, 2013

Pictured (left to right) are Bradley Auker, Timothy Crouse, and Evan Hinkley in front of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Adamstown, the troop's sponsor. (Photo courtesy of Bob Hinkley)

The leaders of Adamstown Boy Scout Troop 61 are proud to report that three scouts earned their Eagle rank, the highest in boy scouting in 2012.

Bradley Auker, 18, is the son of Brian and Cheryl Auker of Denver. He is a senior at Cocalico High School where he is a member of the National Honor Society. His Eagle project was the planning, fundraising, and building of a large playground behind Weaverland Mennonite Church on Route 897 south of Terre Hill. While a scout, Brad served as senior patrol leader and assistant senior patrol leader. He participated in many troop activities including summer camp at Bashore Scout Reservation, winter camping near Hamburg, and a backpacking trip to Philmont High Adventure Base near Cimarron, New Mexico. After graduation, Brad plans to attend college and major in secondary education.

Timothy Crouse, 14, is the son of Mark and Wendy Crouse of Adamstown. He is an eighth grade student at Cocalico Middle School where he assists the golf team. His Eagle project involved the clearing, flag pole replacement, and landscaping of the flagpole area in front of the Adamstown Pool. Currently, Tim is the senior patrol leader of the troop and plans to attend the National Jamboree held this July at the Bechtel Summit Scout Reserve in West Virginia. Tim enjoys hunting and serving as a junior firefighter with the Adamstown Fire Company.

Evan Hinkley, 18, is the son of Bob and Sheila Hinkley of Denver and is a 2012 graduate of Cocalico High School. Currently, he is a freshman at Elizabethtown College majoring in communications. At college, he is a member of the tennis team, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and two choral groups. His Eagle project was the cleaning, repointing, and landscaping of the brick entrance to Adamstown Community Grove. While a scout, Evan backpacked in Philmont and camped at Bashore, Hawk Mountain, and Ockanickon Scout Reservations. He served the troop as senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, and den chief. Evan serves several local churches as a substitute organist.

All three scouts were elected to the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s Honor Society. In addition, they participated in several community service projects including Scouting for Food and the Adamstown Library Book Sale. Congratulations and best wishes to all three scouts.

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