The ceremony at the First Reformed Church in Hamburg on Jan. 5 was a key event in the life of Mason A. Wolber, a senior at Hamburg Area High School.
During that Eagle Scout Court of Honor, Mason received the distinction of becoming an Eagle Scout.
Bryn Kolb, Master of Ceremony, and Jesse Strausser, Scout Master, enumerated the many challenges and accomplishments during Mason’s scouting career that qualified him for this honor. Knowing that only two percent of youth involved in the scouting program receive the Eagle Scout designation makes this a rare distinction.
Rep. Jerry Knowles commented that he really enjoys participating in these Courts of Honors because they highlight one of the ways that young people today demonstrate their leadership and service qualities as well as their love of God and country.
The proud parents, Toby and Karen Wolber, said that Mason has been in scouts since first grade. They noted that, throughout the years, the program has been a lot of work but also much fun for him. They attribute that his involvement in scouting has truly helped to shape the responsible young man he is today. Mason, for his part, says the pushing and prodding of his parents was also a major factor.
For his Eagle Scout project, Mason was responsible for ordering all materials, establishing a production schedule, coordinating with contractors and overseeing the installation of the electronic marquis outside the church.
Building on his Eagle Scout Honor, Mason is looking forward to graduating from high school in June. His next adventure will be to attend Penn College of Technology in Williamsport to pursue a degree as a physical therapy assistant.