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Hemenway receives Eagle Scout honors


January 7, 2018

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Scoutmaster Brooks making the presentation to Eagle Scout Nathan Hemenway.

Nathan Hemenway earned the rank of Eagle Scout last month after completing 49 achievements for merit badges.

Boy Scout Troop 161, sponsored by Left Hand Grange No. 9, now has 83 scouts who have attained the rank of Eagle.

Scoutmaster Justin Brooks, Troop Advancement Chair Michelle Law, and Troop Treasurer Mike Horn presented the award at the Court of Honor.

Hemenway began scouting as a Cub Scout in San Ramon, CA. After earning the Arrow of Light, he bridged to Boy Scout Troop 888 in San Ramon. He transferred to Troop 161 as a Life Scout in 2014 when his family, including younger brother Keith Hemenway, moved to Niwot. Nathan challenged his brother Keith to become an Eagle Scout.

Nathan's Scouting highlights include leading a patrol that earned the Presidential Award at a council-wide Camporee, the highest honor possible; acting as a Den Chief for his Cub Scout Pack; and being selected by the other scouts in his troop to represent them as a Wolfeboro Pioneer at summer camp.

Attending Camp Wolfeboro every summer was Nathan’s favorite part of scouting, and Pioneers are selected to preserve and improve the camp and its traditions. Nathan served as Senior Patrol Leader for Troop 161 at Camp Alexander in 2015 and for the troop during the 2016-2017 scouting year.

In addition to the 13 Eagle required merit badges, Nathan earned 14 additional merit badges, six more than required for Eagle, qualifying him for a Bronze Palm. His Eagle Scout project involved improvements to the Niwot High School softball field.

Nathan is a senior at Niwot High School, where he is a varsity and academic all-state wrestler. He plans to attend either CU Boulder or CSU in Fort Collins.


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