BETHEL — Bryce Richmond, 18, of Mason Township, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. Bryce was recognized in ceremonies on Aug. 4 at the West Parish Congregational Church.
A member of Troop 565, Bryce is one of approximately two percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Dean Richmond.
Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community service project to earn his Eagle; Bryce chose to restore the West Parish Congregational Church/Chapel steps and railings in Bethel.
Bryce has served in numerous leadership positions in the troop such as Senior Patrol Leader and received Order of the Arrow Brother Hood Honors. Bryce joins other outstanding American citizens who have become Eagle Scouts, among them former President Gerald R. Ford Jr., astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, cinematographer Steven Spielberg and the head of the FBI, William Sessions.
Bryce currently attends Bethel Alliance Church, is active in Men’s League Lacrosse in Portland and works at Bethel Outdoor Adventure. Bryce will attend Elmira College, N.Y., in the fall, where he is a member of the Class of 2016.
He is the son of Dean and Deborah Richmond of Mason Township.