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Ramey earns rank of Eagle Scout, helps community


Sean Ramey, of Boy Scout Troop 99, earned scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout. The rank of Eagle is earned by less than four percent of all you who join the Boy Scouts of America. (Courtesy Photo) Sean Ramey, of Boy Scout Troop 99, earned scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout. The rank of Eagle is earned by less than four percent of all you who join the Boy Scouts of America. (Courtesy Photo) Sean Ramey, of Greencastle and of Boy Scout Troop 99, was presented with scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout at a special Court of Honor ceremony on March 3, 2018 at Greencastle Christian Church. The rank of Eagle is earned by less than four percent of all youth who join the Boy Scouts of America. Sean, the son of Brian and Lynn Ramey, began his scouting career as a Cub Scout in 2006 and earned Cub Scout’s highest award, the Arrow of Light, prior to crossing over to Boy Scout Troop 99 in 2011.

On his road to Eagle Scout, Sean hiked over 75 miles, camped 50 nights, and earned 42 merit badges. In 2013, he was elected by his fellow Scouts to the Order of the Arrow, a national Boy Scout honor society, and attended White Stag National Youth Leadership Training in 2015.

For his Eagle Scout project, Sean planned and coordinated the refurbishment of a shelter and several signs at Jaycee Park between September 2016 to June 2017.

Sean worked with Rod Weinschenk of Greencastle Parks & Recreation Department and received assistance on the project from The Putnam County Community Foundation via the Youth Philanthropy Initiative, Daniel Builders, Inc., Stephenson Excavation, Black Lumber Company, Wal-Mart Distribution, Headley Hardware, George Schneider, Boy Scout leaders Ryan Stonebraker, Chris Hatfield, Rob Harper, and Tom Standers, National Honor Student volunteers Leo Weeks, Justin Berish, Jack Romer, Simon Foss, and Jed Fajt, as well as fellow Scouts and family. Sean would like to thank everyone for their support.

Greencastle Boy Scout Troop 99 has been active in the community for over 80 years. For information on joining Cub Scouting or Boy Scouting, contact Rob Harper at 765-301-0376 and Tom Standers at 812- 240-5870.

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