Eagle Scout project creates campfire zone

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Charlie MacKay began his trail to Eagle during first grade at Indian Trail Elementary School as a Tiger Cub with Pack No. 3273 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Stow, and finished his Cub Scout career with Pack No. 3177 of Holy Family Parish in Stow.

He was a Boy Scout with Troop No. 273 of St. Stephen Lutheran Church.

Within 10 years, Charlie, a junior at Stow-Munroe Falls High School, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a ceremony at Riverwood Community Chapel in September.

Charlie earned the ­Eagle rank after completing 25 merit badges along with planning, raising funds, ­designing, executing and leading 23 volunteers in building six benches, a fire pit and fire ring plus two additional benches for the sand volleyball courts at Riverwood Community Chapel in Kent.

The project included volunteers from Troop No. 273, St. Stephen Lutheran Church and Riverwood Community Chapel and took a ­total of 146.5 volunteer hours.

He has held numerous leadership positions with Troop No. 273: Den Chief for Pack No. 3177, assistant patrol leader, troop quartermaster, senior patrol leader at Manatoc summer camp, Order of the Arrow Troop representative and assistant senior patrol leader.

He has also been the Great Trail Council Marnoc Lodge No. 151 Order of the Arrow Lodge Executive Committee activities chairman and a member of the MOECOMDWS Cub Day Camp Staff.

He has remained involved in Scouting as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster and Order of the Arrow Troop Representative for Troop No. 270, United Methodist Church in Stow, plus the Tribal Chairman for Marnoc Lodge No. 151 Order of the Arrow, Great Trail Council.

He will be an Order of the Arrow Service Corps volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America National ­Jamboree at the new Scout reservation, The Summit, in July.

Charlie has been involved in the Riverwood Community Chapel Youth Group since junior high, a member of the SMFHS band as the euphonium marching band section leader and first chair euphonium in Wind Ensemble for the past two years.

Charlie has had significant leadership training: Den Chief, Troop No. 273 E.D.G.E. training, National Youth Leadership Training, Order of the Arrow Lodge Leadership Development Training, Camp Manatoc Counselor-in-training, Troop No. 273 Patrol Leader Training and most recently, Order of the Arrow National Leadership Seminar.

He enjoys volunteer work within Boy Scouts of America, Order of the Arrow, various Riverwood Community Chapel youth group outreach opportunities, Kent Social Services and First Glance in Akron.

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Charlie MacKay earned the Eagle rank after completing 25 merit badges along with planning, raising funds, designing, executing and leading 23 volunteers in building six benches, a fire pit and fire ring, plus two additional benches for the sand volleyball courts at Riverwood Community Chapel in Kent. The project included volunteers from Troop No. 273, St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Stow and Riverwood Community Chapel and took a total of 146.5 volunteer hours.

CHARLIE MACKAY

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