2016-11-23 / News Briefs

Joint Eagle Court of Honor

Late this summer marked the first joint Troop 1 and Troop 82 Eagle Court of Honor to honor Joshua David Raymo and Daniel Francis Matthews with Boy Scouts highest rank achievement. Troop 1 is sponsored by the Portsmouth Senior Center, and Troop 82 is sponsored by St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

The unique Eagle Court of Honor, held at St. Barnabas Church, highlighted the collaborative showmanship of both Boy Scout troops.

Troop 1’s Joshua Raymo has been a scout for 10 years and is a member of the Order of the Arrow. For his Eagle Scout project, he utilized his love of the performing arts in designing and leading volunteers in the construction of a puppet theater for the Portsmouth Public Library. Joshua, the son of David and Marianne Raymo, is a 2016 graduate of Portsmouth High School.

Parallel to Joshua’s scouting achievements, Troop 82’s Daniel Matthews has been active in scouting for 11 years and is a member of the Order of the Arrow. St. Barnabas was the benefactor of Daniel’s Eagle Scout project. He planned and led a team of volunteers in refurbishing the crosses and benches located in the St. Barnabas Grove. The son of Donna and Christopher Matthews, Troop 82’s Committee Chairperson, Daniel is also a recent graduate of Portsmouth High School.

This fall Joshua begins his endeavors in theater and computer science at URI and Daniel studies engineering at Worchester Polytechnic Institute.

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