Hague Cub Scout Pack 73 stands atop Mt. Defiance in Ticonderoga. Pictured are Kishia Patneude, Carter Thatcher, Michael Wilson, Amadeus Jordon, Tyler Russell, Hunter Borden, Ashton Warren, Kaleb Gijanto and Bryce Porter.
Roger J. Sawyer III has earned the highest rank from Boy Scouts of America. A 2011 graduate of Ticonderoga High School, Sawyer has received his Eagle Scout award.
A member of Troop 72 in Ticonderoga he has earned 22 merit badges. He has also been involved the the First United Methodist church and worked with the church on his Eagle Scout Project.
He is the son of Joe and Lynn Sawyer.
Fewer than 4 percent of all scouts earn the Eagle rank. William Lawrie of Ticonderoga became an Eagle a year ago.
This will be a big year for Ticonderoga scouts. Six are expected to attain the Eagle rank in 2013.
Led by Scoutmaster Mike Moser and Assistant Scoutmaster Mark Moss, Ti’s Troop 72 had 14 members. It meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.
Interested people are welcome to attend a meeting or call Moser at 585-6735.
Ticonderoga also has a Cub Scout program.
Led by Helen Benedict, Walt Lender and Sue Liddell, Cubs meet Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on the lower floor of the Ticonderoga First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Upcoming activities include the Pine Wood Derby in February, the annual Blue and Gold Banquet in March, another Floating Classroom trip, a winter hike, a scavenger hunt and more activities to build character and leadership.
For information contact Helen Benedict at 929-3014 or Lender at 524-1112.
Hague also has Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.
Chad Jordon leads Boy Scouts Troop 73, while Corinna Woods is Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 73 of Hague. Hague scouts meet Wednesdays at 6 p.m. For more information contact Corinna Woods at 585-7895 or Bonnie Martucci at 543-6846.
Boy Scout Troop 37 of Schroon Lake meets every Thursday at the Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club at 7 p.m. on Hoffman Road. Interested people can contact Scoutmaster Joe Foote at 532-9258 for information.
Schroon scout Chris Veverka earned the Eagle award last year.
In Crown Point Troop 70 has a long history, producing a large number of Eagle Scouts in a small community. It is led by Scoutmaster Steve Mildon.
Roger Cline and Keegan Choffat of Crown Point became Eagle Scouts in 2012.
More than a century after its founding Boy Scouting remains popular with area youth.
There are Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and in Ticonderoga, Schroon Lake, Crown Point, Moriah and Hague.
All belong to the Twin Rivers Council, which serves 13 counties in northeastern New York including Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington counties. The Council provides service to more than 11,000 youth and 6,000 registered adult volunteers.
Cub Scouting is a year-round family program designed for boys who are about 7-10 years old. Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
Boy Scouts is available to boys ages 11-18. The program achieves the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship and personal fitness.