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Goshen's Brian Maeder reaches Eagle Scout rank
Litchfield.bz (03-12-13)


Brian Maeder stands on the altar at the Church of Christ Congregational in Goshen during his Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony on Sunday. BZ photos

Boy Scout Brian Maeder of Goshen became Troop 35's latest Eagle Scout when he received the award during a Court of Honor ceremony at the Church of Christ Congregational on Sunday.
 
To earn his Eagle Scout rank, the highest in Scouting, Maeder created a database showing the location of the graves veterans buried in Goshen's cemeteries. The project took required months of work to first identify the graves and then to enter the information about each veteran into the database Maeder created.

Maeder was supervised during the project by Greg Mitchell of American Legion Post 46 of Goshen. The database, according to Mitchell, will allow Post 46 to keep accurate track of veterans buried in town.
 
Mitchell spoke during the ceremony as did Scoutmaster Tom Stansfield, John Krukar, and Maeder's father, Rob. Rob Maeder and Krukar are both affiliated with Troop 35 as adult leaders.
 
Maeder is a senior at Wamogo Regional High School and has been accepted at the University of Connecticut, Clarkson University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He plans to study mechanical engineering.
 

Greg Mitchell of American Legion Post 46 addresses the Court of Honor.
 

Troop 35 Scouts lit candles during the ceremony.
 
Rob Maeder, Brian Maeder's dad, speaks during the ceremony.