William Morrison Boor, 18, a member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Brookhaven, has earned the Eagle Scout Award, the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers.
Boor was recognized in ceremonies on Jan. 12, at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church. A member of Troop 764, chartered of St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, Boor is one of 2 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Edward Owings.
Boor built and installed three six-foot benches around Silver Lake as his Eagle project. He had 24 people and almost 200 work hours on this project. The project was supported through donations of friends and the Silver Lake Civic Association.
Boor has been a Scout for 11 years and received the Arrow of Light from Cub Scout Troop 563. He has served as Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader and Troop Guide. The highlight of Boor’s scout experience was his time spent at Philmont where he hiked 117 miles in 11 days, serving as the navigator.
He has earned 21 merit badges, spent 36 nights camping, hiked 266 miles and did 29 hours of service.
At St. Martin's, Boor serves at an Acolyte, Lay Eucharistic Minister and Sunday school teacher. He is active in varsity lacrosse, Integrity Council and peer leadership at Holy Innocents’ High School, where he is in his senior year. He is the son of Karen and Steve Boor.
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