An Eagle Scout Ceremony was held at Grace E.C. Church in Kutztown this fall for Austin Richard Cory, 16 (at time of earning), of Troop 101, Kutztown. Representative Gary Day and Senator Judith Schwank were in attendance to present Austin with awards.
Austin is the son of Andrea and Richard Cory.
Troop Sponsor: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Kutztown
Date Achieved Eagle: July 16, 2013
Eagle Project: Austin rebuilt a wood shed at a local camp outside of Kutztown (Camp EdMar). The existing shed was in need of repair and did not have a door to prevent wood from being stolen. Camp EdMar supports local scout troops and provides them with a site to camp and explore the outdoors. They have been supporting scouting organizations since 1952. (http://www.kutztownrotary.org/history.php)
Austin financed the project through a Little Caesar’s pizza kit fundraiser. The total cost of the project was $619. Austin led a total of 17 adults, scouts and friends to complete the tear down and rebuild in a single day. Austin was mentored by Samuel Reimert.
Merit Badges Earned: 31
Positions Held: Scribe, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader
Special Activities: Participated in Scouting for Food, distribution of flags at local cemeteries for veterans,
Order of the Arrow: Achieved Brotherhood
High School: Kutztown Area High School, currently a Junior
Extra Curricular Activities: Basketball and Track
Future Plans: Attend College