Samuel Grant Cushing of Scarborough was recognized Dec. 9 by Troop 47 at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony for having achieved the rank of Eagle, the highest rank in scouting.

Cushing’s Eagle project consisted of planning and building a swinging bench on Macworth Island.

A sophomore at Cheverus High School, he began his scouting career in 1997 as a Tiger Cub with Pack 316 at Biggs Army Airfield in El Paso, Texas, and continued with Pack 774 at Ft. Bragg, N.C., and Pack 47 in Scarborough. In 2001 he joined Boy Scout Troop 47, where he has served as patrol leader, den chief, assistant senior patrol leader, and is currently serving as the senior patrol leader.

In 2004, Cushing was chosen by his fellow scouts to be a member of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s national honor society of scouts, and in 2005 was honored with the title of “Brotherhood” member.

During the summer of 2005, he attended the National Scout Jamboree in Virginia as a member of the Maine National Jamboree contingent, and this past summer spent two weeks backpacking at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico with another contingent of Maine scouts.

In school, he is active in the Jazz Band, Key Club, Haiti Solidarity Club and swim team. He is the son of Sam and Krista Cushing.

New Eagle Scout Samuel Grant Cushing of Scarborough was honored Dec. 9 by Troop 47 for achieving the highest rank in scouting.

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