Connor Gonthier Earns Eagle Scout Rank
Sep 29, 2016 06:00AM ● Published by Pamela Johnson
Scoutmaster Gary Gonthier and Eagle Scout Connor Gonthier
An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held on August 7, at the Bellingham Town Hall to recognize Connor and award him the Eagle Scout Badge and Medal. Michael Soter, Chairman of the Bellingham Board of Selectmen, presented Connor with a Proclamation on behalf of the Board of Selectmen, declaring August 7, 2016, Connor Barrett Gonthier Day.
Connor is 17 years old, a senior at Bellingham High School, where he is a member of the National Honor Society. Connor began his scouting career in 2005, when he was 6 years old, as a Tiger Cub in Pack 120 and progressed through the ranks to earn the Arrow of Light Award, the highest award in Cub Scouts. He crossed over to Troop 100 in 2010 and completed the requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star and Life ranks. Connor earned 43 merit badges. He was elected to the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts honor society, in June 2013. A couple of Connor’s most memorable events were attending National Jamboree in West Virginia in 2013, and Philmont Scout Ranch on a cavalcade trek through rugged back-country mountains of New Mexico in 2014.
Connor’s Eagle Scout Project involved renovating the handicap ramp at the Ernest A. Taft Jr. Historical Museum. The new ramp will allow handicapped residents and visitors easy access to the museum. The efforts of fellow scouters, family and friends, coupled with the generosity of ANP Bellingham, enabled him to complete his Eagle project in April 2016.
Congratulations to Connor Gonthier.