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Nawakwa Lodge



Heart of Virginia

Scout Reservation


T. Brady Saunders












3 June 2006


THE EAGLES OF TROOP 258 COLONIAL BEACH, VIRGINIA... The Bright Side of Colonial Beach, Virginia 

 Matthew Morrison earns Eagle Scout rank

King George resident Matthew C. Morrison has earned the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, that of Eagle Scout. Only two percent of all Boy Scouts attain this level. Matthew ’s Court of Honor ceremony was held on June 3, 2006 at the Colonial Beach Baptist Church . He is a member of the Colonial Beach Boy Scout Troop 258 of the Northern Neck District, Heart of Virginia Council. The Colonial Beach Baptist Church , of which Matthew is a member, sponsors both Boy Scout Troop 258 and Cub Scout Pack 258.


The Bright Side of Colonial Beach, Virginia...

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Matt ’s achievement have been recognized and he has been presented with certificates and letters of congratulations from President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush , Governor Timothy Kaine ; and Senator John H. Chichester , President pro tempore, District 28. Delegate Rob Wittman , of the 99th District, personally presented Matt with a Certificate from the House of Delegates. Also sending letters of congratulations were U.S. Senator George Allen of Virginia and from the U. S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis . He also received  certificates from the United States Army, Youth Certificate of Recognition; the Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythias Eagle Scout Award, with Uniform Patch, and Personal letter from the Supreme Secretary. Locally the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, the James Monroe Chapter, presented a Certificate of Eagle Scout Recognition and personal letter from Doctor William Mason McCarty (Oldest living Eagle Scout in the Northern Neck who obtained his Eagle Scout Rank in 1942). The Northern Neck Lodge No. 2666 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Personal letter from the Exalted Ruler Larry Crawford and Official Certificate; and the King George County Public Schools, Doctor Candace F. Brown, Division Superintendent, Personal letter of Congratulations.

For his Eagle Scout community project, Matthew designed, developed, and managed the creation of a Victorian garden at the Colonial Beach Historical Society and Museum, which is located on Washington Avenue in Colonial Beach . Matthew also organized and managed fundraisers to secure funding for his project. The Colonial Beach Historical Society and Museum rewarded Matt by presenting him with a Town of Colonial Beach Flag .

Matt began in Cub Scouts and moved up through the ranks earning his Arrow of Light, and then progressed through the scouting ranks by earning merit badges and fulfilling Scouting requirements. He has earned 22 merit badges and has held the positions of Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader, Troop Guide and is a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, Nawakwa Lodge #3, a brotherhood of honored campers that serves the Heart of Virginia Council.

While Senior Patrol Leader of the troop in 2001, Matt’s leadership enabled Troop 258 to earn the coveted “Commissioner’s Cup for Outstanding Troop of the Year” for the Rappahannock and Northern Neck District Boy Scouts at the Camporee held at Red Oak Nursery demonstrating his leadership skills as more than average.

Matt has taken part in long-term camping trips to BSA Camp T. Brady Saunders in Maidens, Virginia , and BSA Camp Shenandoah in Swoope , Virginia . He has also participated in many short-term Troop campouts to places such as Combined Northern Neck and Rappahannock Camporees at Red Oak Nursery, the Troop’s Annual Fear Fest Campout at Paramount 's Kings Dominion Camp Grounds and hiked portions of the Appalachian Trail while camped at the Matthew ’s Arm area of the Shenandoah National Park .

Matthew is very active in school activities. He has participated in KGHS Cross Country, KGHS In-door track and Track & Field. This past spring Matt went on to the AA State Competition to participate in the In-door track 500-meter relay. He also participates in many other school functions such as the Drama Club. Taking an active role in a few of the King George High School productions from acting in them to behind the scenes by building the sets. Matt was also the regional director for his regions Octagon Club, a club dedicated to helping out the community and providing for those in need.

Matt is a senior at King George High School and will graduate June 2006. He will be attending Kutztown University in Pennsylvania majoring in Communications.



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