WILTON – Franklin Grange 50 met on May 8 to present this year’s Grange Community Service Award to Scoutmaster Andrew Shattuck.

Shattuck believed he was invited to speak about the Boy Scouts so he was surprised when Master Michael Flagg had State Grange Assistants Harold and Mildred Parsons escort him to the altar along with State Rep. Thomas Saviello, a Grange member.

Flagg presented Shattuck with a framed proclamation of congratulations from National Grange along with a paperweight with the Grange logo, Shattuck’s name and title with the date engraved on it. Saviello presented a certificate of sentiments and congratulations from the Legislature. Saviello sponsored it and it was co-sponsored by Sen. Chandler Woodcock.

Shattuck said he was surprised that all of his work with the Scouts had even been noticed.

Some of the information about Shattuck was received from District Executive Matthew Randall of the Kennebec Valley District of the Pine Tree Council of Boy Scouts of America.

Since 2000, Shattuck has served as assistant Cubmaster for Pack 517, which means he helped oversee and run the monthly meetings as well as all the activities the unit did during the year. From 2000-2001, he was committee chairman from Troop 518, meaning he watched over finances, activities, transportation and advancement.

In 2000, Shattuck performed the Cub Scout and Boy Scout positions at the same time. Troop 518 Scoutmaster Shattuck is the lead adult for the troop. His job is to act as a positive adult role model, keep the boys safe and provide a positive Scouting program. He has received leader training in the areas of Scoutmaster fundamentals, youth protection, outdoor program training and Cub leader basic training.

Shattuck is also a teacher of merit badges for youth advancement for five skill areas. He has guided Troop 518 through its 90th anniversary, making it one of the oldest units in the United States. During his time as Scoutmaster, two youths have become Eagle Scouts.

Shattuck has also helped host and participate with districtwide events such as camporees and derbies. The troop participates in frequent camping trips as well as attending summer camp in Raymond each year.

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