Enfield Student Achieves The Rank of Eagle Scout

Enfield — Marcus Andrew Lewis, of Enfield Boy Scout Troop 44, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

For his Eagle project, Lewis built a staircase connecting the Shakoma Beach parking lot with the Route 4A walkway leading to the beach.

His Scouting honors include the Cub Scout Arrow of Light, Order of Arrow, Silver Heritage Award and Centennial Award. He has held various Scout leadership positions, including senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, scribe, quartermaster, patrol leader, assistant patrol leader, patrol quartermaster, den chief, librarian, Order of Arrow representative and bugler. He is a co-founder and first president of the Enfield-based Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 44. Between 2005 and 2011, he earned 50 merit badges, including the four historic merit badges — carpentry, tracking, pathfinding and signaling.

His Scouting adventures have included a visit to Oshkosh, Wis., to see the largest air show in the United States, a two-week backpacking trip in New Mexico and a four-day canoe trip on the Allagash River in Maine.

He was a 2011 Rensselaer Polytechnic Medalist and member of the National Honor Society. He is a past member of the Lebanon squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary. Lewis holds a brown belt from Okinawan Karate Academy in Lebanon.

His brother, Matthew Lewis, will serve as master of ceremonies at his Eagle Court of Honor today at Enfield Community Center. Father Johnny Vadakkan of the Parish of St. Helena, in Enfield, and St. Mary, in Canaan, will give the invocation. Scoutmaster Michael Mehegan will also speak.

Lewis is the son of Thomas and Beth Lewis of Enfield. A 2012 Mascoma Valley Regional High School graduate, he is a freshman at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

— Aimee Caruso