Adamstown youth now an Eagle Scout

By on July 29, 2015

The scouts, parents, and leaders of Troop 61 in Adamstown are proud to announce that Matthew Bowers of Adamstown is now an Eagle Scout.

Photo courtesy Robert Hinkley Matthew Bowers, newly minted Eagle Scout

Photo courtesy Robert Hinkley
Matthew Bowers, newly minted Eagle Scout

Bowers, the son of Ted Bowers and Deb Schwarz, is a veteran member of Troop 61, chartered by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Adamstown.
He began scouting in Pack 61 where he earned the Arrow of Light Award. As a Boy Scout, he earned 37 merit badges and held several leadership positions including Troop Guide, Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and Patrol Leader.
He is an Ordeal member of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s honor society. This month Bowers visited Philmont Scout Ranch, a high-adventure camp in New Mexico where he hiked more than 80 miles with his crew.
For his Eagle Scout project, completed in 2014, he developed a plan to improve the trails at the Texter Mountain Preserve, part of the Lancaster County Conservancy. The project included making and placing bluebird houses, owl boxes, and benches along the trail located in Northern Lancaster County.
Bowers is a 2015 graduate of Cocalico High School where he participated in band, golf, STEM, and quiz bowl. He was also a member of the National Honor Society. He plans to study physics and computer science at Temple University and to remain active in scouting with both Troop 61 of Adamstown and Crew 532 of Denver.

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