JERSEY SHORE - Douglas Lee Wilson Guthrie, 18, of Jersey Shore and a member of Troop 31 was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Flag Day ceremony at the J.S. Elks.
The Elk's Flag Day services concluded with the Exalted Ruler Daniel Zell, presenting Guthrie with a certificate announcing his Eagle Scout status. George Dingler, representing the Jersey Shore Area Veteran Council, awarded Guthrie a folded American flag.
"I'm so happy to have achieved the highest rank the Boy Scouts offer - Eagle Scout," Guthrie said smiling.
Douglas Guthrie receives Eagle Scout status. From left: George M. Dingler, of the J.S. Area Veteran Council; Douglas W. Guthrie, Doug’s father; Douglas L. W. Guthrie, Eagle Scout; and Daniel Zell, Exalted Ruler of B.P.O.E. No. 1057.
He said he has been in the Boy Scouts over 10 years and enjoyed all of their activities, especially Troop 31 being centered in the Y where he likes to work out.
Guthrie graduated Jersey Shore Senior High School last week and will be joining the U. S. Marine Corps this fall.
His community service project to achieve Eagle Scout involved helping the Jersey Shore Water Area Joint Authority and painting all of the town's fire hydrants.
Guthrie is also a certified scuba diver and participates in rescue diving.
Christopher J. Heisey, of Jersey Shore was also eligible to achieve the Eagle Scout award, but was unable to attend the ceremony.