Eagle Scout Ryan Miller

Troop 81 Scoutmaster Kelly Pedron pins the Eagle badge on recipient Ryan Miller.

Newest Eagle: Troop 81 Scoutmaster Kelly Pedron pins the Eagle badge on recipient Ryan Miller.Patterson Boy Scout Troop 81 has added another member to its growing list of those earning the coveted Eagle rank.

Ryan Miller, a senior at Patterson High School, received his Eagle badge in a ceremony at the Federated Church. He is the son of Roger Miller and Mary Coit of Patterson. Ryan, who turned 18 in October, plans to attend Modesto Junior College in the fall.

He had a busy Scouting career, earning 43 merit badges or just over twice the number required for earning the organizations highest rank. His Eagle service project involved cleaning and renovating the community club sign on Sperry Avenue.

His Scouting career began in the Cub Scouts where he earned the Arrow of Light award before joining Troop 81. He also held various leadership positions in the troop and attended summer camp several times.

Ryan chose his father as recipient of the mentor pin.

By earning the additional merit badges, he qualified for the bronze, gold and silver pins, a rare achievement of members of the local troop.

Merit badges earned were archery, art, aviation, camping, canoeing, chess, citizenship in the community, nation and world, communications, cooking, emergency preparedness, engineering, environmental science, family life, fingerprinting, first aid, fishing, fish and wildlife management, geology, horsemanship, kayaking, law, leatherworking, lifesaving.

Also mammal study, mining in society, nuclear science, oceanography, painting, personal fitness, personal management, pottery, railroading, rifle shooting, sculpture, search and rescue, shotgun shooting, soil and water conservation, space exploration, swimming, welding, and wood carving.

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