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Two new Eagle Scouts honored in Westmoreland

by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Troop 64 Scoutmaster Jim Sharp congratulates the two new Eagle Scouts who flank him: Collin Faunt and Kevin Craig.Some eighty guests streamed into the Moreland Presbyterian Church social hall on April 22 to honor two Boy Scouts of America Troop 64 members as they were invested as Eagle Scouts.

Cleveland High School senior Collin Faunt told how he designed, and recruited volunteers to build, 21 stackable wooden benches at Multnomah Educational Service District’s Outdoor School.

The other scout, Kevin Craig, a senior Benson Polytechnic High School, told how his project was organizing and executing the painting of a 75-foot long hallway at Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Center in Eastmoreland.

The evening’s master of ceremonies, Troop 64 Scoutmaster Jim Sharp, said he was proud of both young men, having known them as they came “up through the ranks” over the years.

“I’ve had the opportunity to see them achieve their different awards, and I’ve been to their campouts,” Sharp said. “I’m proud to see how Scouting has really developed them from boys, into men.”