McVeytown brothers earn Eagle Scout awards

Submitted photo Participating in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held Nov. 25 by McVeytown Boy Scout Troop 104, are, from left, Scoutmaster Mark Bonson, Eagle Scout Bennett Andrews, Eagle Scout Ethan Andrews and Assistant Scoutmaster Dennis Rager.

MCVEYTOWN — Brothers Bennett and Ethan Andrews received boy scouting’s highest award on Nov. 25 at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held by McVeytown Boy Scout Troop 104 at McVeytown Presbyterian Church.

The scouts are the sons of Scott and Lisa Andrews, of McVeytown. Scott is the pastor of McVeytown Presbyterian Church, and Lisa is a third grade teacher at Lewistown Elemenary School.

Both Bennett and Ethan have been members of Troop 104 since the family moved to McVeytown in 2012.

For his Eagle Scout project, Bennet installed an arbor at the McVeytown Presbyterian Church. The arbor beautifies the church property, making it even more suitable for outdoor weddings. Scoutmaster Mark Bonson, Assistant Scoutmaster Denny Rager and Eagle Scout Zach Bonson each received mentor pins from Bennett. He also requested that Zack Bonson administer the Eagle Scout Oath and Charge.

For his Eagle Scout project, Ethan covered graffiti and beautified the church’s building and grounds. Ethan gave mentor pins to Mark Bonson, Rager and his brother, Bennett, who had been awarded his Eagle pin just moments before. Ethan also requested that his brother, Bennett, administer the Eagle Scout Oath and Charge.

Both Bennett and Ethan are members of the Order of the Arrow. Bennett has 28 merit badges, and a mentor pin. Ethan has earned 30 merit badges.

The Court of Honor was followed by a dessert and hors d’oeuvres reception.

Bennett is a senior at Mifflin County High School. He is applying to colleges, and plans to major in a STEM-related field. Bennet is a member of the high school’s swim team, National Honor Society, Key Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Ethan is a sophomore at MCHS, where he is a member of the soccer, swim and track teams, Key Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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