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  • Middletown teen earns Eagle Scout rank

  • Middletown resident Matthew Gauding received his Eagle Scout Court of Honor last month, after earning the highest rank attainable in the Boys Scouts of America over the summer.
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  • Middletown resident Matthew Gauding received his Eagle Scout Court of Honor last month, after earning the highest rank attainable in the Boys Scouts of America over the summer.
    To receive the prestigious honor, scouts must earn at least 21 merit badges while progressing through five other ranks from Tenderfoot to Life Scout. Gauding earned 35 merit badges.
    Perhaps the most intense requirement is the Eagle project for which each scout must plan, develop and lead an active effort to positively impact a school, community or religious organization. Gauding restored a set of steps and a boardwalk in the Dragon Run Nature Area behind Gunning Bedford Middle School.
    Gauding first joined Cub Scout Pack 3 of Middletown in 2007. He currently belongs to Troop 123 in St. Georges.
    The junior honor student at Caravel Academy is also a Jefferson Award winner, a member of the school’s cross-country team, as well as the indoor and outdoor track teams, and plays trumpet in the concert band and jazz ensemble.
    He also volunteers at the Food Bank of Delaware and serves as the audio-visual coordinator at St. Georges United Methodist Church.

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