Sons of the American Revolution, Ohio Society Activities

Eagle Scout Awards at Northeastern Ohio Chapter Ceremony

On Sunday, 23 August at the home of Andrew Proctor and his family, the Northeastern Ohio Society, Chapter #12 Sons of the American Revolution held a ceremony to present to Rafe Proctor, an Eagle Scout, member of Scout Troop 99 of Newbury, OH, and a member of the Northeastern Ohio Chapter SAR, a certificate and and trophy from the Ohio Society  SAR for earning first place in their Eagle Scout Award competition.

Leading the ceremony was Jim Pildner, President of the Northeastern Ohio Chapter .  Special guests included:

  • Lance Beebe, Eagle Scout Scholarship Chair for the Ohio Society;
  • L. Stephen Hinson, Immediate Past President of the Ohio Society;
  • Jim Gilbert, Eagle Scout Committee Chair for the Chapter;
  • Rafe Proctor’s parents and members and leaders of Boy Scouts of America Troop 99
  • Fellow Eagle Scout, James Keherly,
  • His father Mike Keherly, and Scout Master Rob Poekling.



Rafe led the Assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Rafe’s Scout history was shared from his time as a Cub Scout through the current time.  He earned 67 merit badges, attended 5 summer camps, and camped 133 nights.  His Eagle Scout Project included the installment of a flag retirement drop box outside the American Legion Post 663 and the construction of a U.S. flag retirement fire pit in Newbury Township’s Veteran’s Memorial Park.  He organized a group of scouts, adults and community members to volunteer over 175 hours of service to design, paint and install the collection box and to guild a pentagon shaped flag retirement fire pit in order to promote community and national pride in remembrance of the brave men and women who have served, or are serving, in the defense of our nation.   Lance Beebe then made the presentation of the State Society’s First Place certificate and trophy.

Remarks were given and the ceremony concluded.

Eagle Scouts wanting to qualify for consideration to receive this award must complete a Chapter application along with an essay, a 4-Generation Genealogy Chart, and a questionnaire.  This packet of information is forward by the Chapter Eagle Scout Award Committee Representative (Jim Gilbert) to the OH Society Eagle Scout Committee Chairperson (Lance Beebe) whose Committee then considers all applications received to determine the winning candidate.

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