New Ipswich

Gillis honored in Scout ceremony

John Gillis, 18, of Boy Scout Troop 42, will be honored at a special Eagle Scout ceremony at the New Ipswich Congregational Church on April 19 at noon. The public is invited to attend.

To earn Scouting’s highest award, Gillis had to earn 21 merit badges, including nine electives, serve as a leader in his troop, and complete a major community service project. Gillis’ service project included the design and construction of a kiosk for the Bruhawatchet Snow Mobile Club of Rumney. Also included in his project was clean up and clearing of one of the hiking/snowmobile trails.

Lastly, he led the efforts for bridge inspection which included a check list as well as documentation of GPS coordinates. The GPS coordinates provide aid of identifying location in the case of emergency. Gillis has been a member of Troop 42 since 2006, holding many leadership positions such as, patrol leader, senior patrol leader, instructor, troop guide and many more. Gillis is a 2013 graduate from Mascenic Regional High School in New Ipswich, graduating as a New Hampshire scholar and is currently attending school at New Hampshire Technical Institute, majoring in Network Technology.

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