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Scouts: Matthew Shumway of Roseburg earns Eagle Scout

Shumway earns Eagle Scout

Matthew Shumway, 17-year-old son of Marty Warner and Butch Shumway of Roseburg, was honored March 9 for achieving the rank of Eagle, the highest award earned in Boy Scouts. A Court of Honor was held for Matthew at the First United Methodist Church in Roseburg, where his eagle was presented by Scoutmaster Tom Leech of Troop 114.

One of the qualifications for an Eagle Scout is to earn a minimum of 21 merit badges. Matthew has earned 28 merit badges, as well as spending more than 130 nights of camping and holding seven different leadership positions. In addition, he attended two national events: the 2010 National Scout Jamboree in Virginia and the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference in Michigan.

Another requirement for the rank of eagle is to plan and complete a service project. Matthew’s project was done for the Umpqua National Forest-Tiller Ranger District. It was comprised of creating a quarter-mile nature trail, including two foot bridges, two benches, 10 plant identification signs and a brochure. The project utilized Matthew’s leadership skills to organize 16 helpers and participate in the 269 hours of work necessary to accomplish the task.

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