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Wayne Post
  • Windus earns Eagle Scout award

  • On June 1, Henry Matthew Windus received his Eagle Scout designation at a Court of Honor conducted at Woodlane Community Church of Newark. Friends, family, community and troop leaders attended the celebration, including his parents, Todd and Andrea Windus and his brother, Adam.

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  • On June 1, Henry Matthew Windus received his Eagle Scout designation at a Court of Honor conducted at Woodlane Community Church of Newark. Friends, family, community and troop leaders attended the celebration, including his parents, Todd and Andrea Windus and his brother, Adam.
    Henry, 17, a Junior at Newark High School is a member of Troop 122 of the Seneca Waterways Council, Boy Scouts of America, led by ScoutMaster Mitch Ruffalo and Committee Chair Gretel Duffy.
    Henry's Eagle Project focused on repairing and rebuilding picnic tables and a recreational area at the Woodlane Community Church.. Henry’s ceremony combined the Troop’s End of the Year ceremony, celebrating everyone’s achievements along with Henry’s own remarkable achievement.
    “It was a nice way to celebrate everyone’s achievements while focusing on Scouting’s most sought after accomplishment,” said one of the leaders.
    Family and friends, both, commented that the ceremony allowed them to see how much work actually goes into an Eagle awarding…”not just an Eagle Poject”, which often gains most attention.
    Henry has been an active member of his Troop since joining and will continue to be a part of the group. Henry is an aspiring dramatic and musical entertainer. Henry is involved in Band and Chorus and has been an active participant of several recent high school dramas and musicals. He is also a delegate to Boys' State and a member of the High School Masterminds and Math Teams while maintaining his honor roll status at Newark High School.
    He is also an active member of the Woodlane Community Church where he also serves on the choir. He also enjoys hiking and geocaching in his free time.
    Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program. Since the first Boy Scout earned his Eagle award 100 years ago in 1912, the distinction has been earned by more than 2 million young men. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating ideals of service and leadership, including organizing and leading an extensive service project. Fewer than five percent of Boy Scouts nationwide attain this illustrious rank.
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