Kyle R. Allcroft of Boy Scout Troop 44 was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout recently. From left are Lloyd Irland of Wayne; William R Adams Jr. of Lewiston, grandfather of Kyle; Allcroft; Scoutmaster Art Morgan, giving the promise; and Dan Phillips, assistant scoutmaster.

Orrington Scout reaches Eagle rank

ORRINGTON – Kyle R. Allcroft of Boy Scout Troop 44 was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by Scoutmaster Arthur Morgan in a ceremony at the East Orrington Congregational Church.

The rank of Eagle is the highest level of achievement in the Boy Scouts of America. About 5 percent of Boy Scouts attain the rank.

The ceremony was conducted by members of Troop 44, including Eagle Scouts Dan Phillips, Matt Quimby and Chip Haskell, who served as the masters of ceremony. Kyle’s grandfather, William R. Adams of Lewiston, and his uncle, Lloyd Irland of Wayne, both Eagle Scouts, joined Kyle in reaffirming the Eagle Scout Promise. Adams became an Eagle Scout more than 60 years ago in Lewiston.

Allcroft started in Scouting in 1995 as a Tiger Cub, crossing over to Boy Scouts in 2000. He was also inducted into the Order of the Arrow.

For his Eagle project, Allcroft raised funds for the materials and constructed a swingset, which serves the East Orrington Congregational Church Sunday School and the Tadpoles Christian Preschool.

Kyle is a senior at Brewer High School and plans to attend college next fall, studying computer science. He lives is Orrington with his parents, Kevin and Kay Allcroft, and his brother, Kody.

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