Bryce Smith places the Eagle Scout neckerchief on Micah Wormell. Contributed photo

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Submitted by Chuck Mahaleris, Kennebec Valley District Vice Chair

Micah Wormell of Manchester joined the ranks of Eagle Scouts during a ceremony held at the Hope Baptist Church in Manchester.

The ceremony was held Aug. 14 with Wormell’s former Scoutmasters Samantha Doody-Remington and Randy Hooper presiding according to a news release from Chuck Mahaleris, Kennebec Valley District Vice Chair.

Troop 604’s former Scoutmaster Samantha Doody-Remington holds the Eagle Scout certificate with Micah Wormell. Contributed photo

The ceremony was the culmination of his Scouting career which began when he was in first grade. Wormell graduated from Maranacook High School and plans to start at UMaine Augusta this fall to study forensics. His mother Patti Neale Wormell credits Scouting with helping develop confidence and leadership in her son. “I have seen such a change in him,” she said. “He has matured so much and learned so many skills and he has used those skills outside of Boy Scouts, also. He has become a wonderful man and has just blossomed. I am so proud of him.”

Patti Neale Wormell pins the Eagle Scout medal on her son’s uniform while Peter Wormell looks on.

Wormell, who is now 18 years old, earned the award last year but the presentation was delayed due to Covid-19.
Micah has made his Scouting journey with his father Peter Wormell. “When Micah joined Scouting, I got involved with him…I really believe in this organization. You meet a lot of great people and learn a lot of great life skills.”

Camp Bomazeen Bushcraft program leaders Jeff “Turtle” Dehart and Christopher “Montwagon” Bernier pose with Micah Wormell whose Bushcraft nickname is “Sifter” after he dumped beads in the dirt at the Bushcraft campsite and spent hours voluntarily sifting to recover most of them.

For his Eagle Scout project, he led a team to make improvements at Jamies Pond Wildlife Management Area in Hallowell. This included adding crushed stone to repair the trail and build a new bridge over a stream from telephone poles and rough cut lumber. “The trail is now much more accessible to people who wish to hike it and will last longer for future use,” Micah said.

Bryce Smith places the Eagle Scout neckerchief on Micah Wormell. Contributed photo

One of Wormell’s favorite Scouting activities was taking part in the Bushcraft program at Camp Bomazeen where Scouts journey back in time and learn frontier skills such as blacksmithing, leatherwork, and basket-making. Two of the program’s leaders, Christopher “Montwagon” Bernier and Jeff “Turtle” Dehart presented him with a lantern and hatchet to remind him of the 1840’s themed program he loved so much as he steps into his future.

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