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October 23, 2013
RUTLAND — Brandon Mahr, son of Ryan and Carol Mahr, has achieved the highest honor in Boy Scouting — Eagle Scout.
His Eagle Scout reception to which the public is invited will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Middleport Church of Christ.
Brandon joined Rutland Cub Scout Pack #240o in the fall of 2002 and progressed through the ranks of Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelo I and II under the leadership of Randy and Regina Hill. He received his Arrow of Light Award in the spring of 2007, and then continued his scouting journey in boy scouting with Greg McCall in Troop 299 in the spring of 2007. He worked diligently through the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, and Life.
Brandon completed his Eagle Scout Project last spring at the Meigs High School, Meigs Local Enrichment Foundation’s walking course. He placed three benches near the path for walkers and runners in key locations for resting along the path and/or enjoying the scenery along the path. Over the years Brandon held many leadership positions such as patrol leader, junior patrol leader, and senior patrol leader. He was elected by his peers in 2009 into scouting’s honor society “Order of the Arrow.”
In addition, he was selected to work at Camp Arrowhead in Ona, W.Va. during the summer of 2011 as a swimming and canoeing instructor. His scouting experiences have given him the opportunity to gain valuable work experience at the London Pool in Syracuse for the past two summers as a lifeguard.
While in scouting, Brandon has been an all “A” honor roll student and an all “A” academic scholar. He is currently class president and treasurer of the Student Council.
He is a member of the National Honor Society, a Hoby Scholar, a Regional Scholar, a Farmers Bank Junior Board Member, and recently attended Buckeye Boys State where he was elected to be a member of the House of Representatives. Brandon has also participated in high school athletics in baseball. track, and cross country.
He is a member of the Middleport Church of Christ where he volunteers his time as a lighting technician.
Brandon has a brother, Steven, who is also an Eagle Scout, and other brothers, Dillon and Austin, and a sister, Andrea.