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Sniffen is latest from Troop 29 to earn Eagle Scout
Litchfield.bz (03-20-17)


Litchfield First Selectman Leo Paul Jr. congratulates Mark Sniffen of Boy Scout Troop 29 of Bantam during his Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony on Saturday. BZ photos

Mark Sniffen of Litchfield became Boy Scout Troop 29 of Bantam's newest Eagle Scout on Saturday.

Sniffen, a senior at Wamogo Regional High School, was honored during a Court of Honor ceremony at Wamogo. He earned the Eagle Scout rank, the highest rank in Scouting, by building an equipment storage shed at Wamogo's soccer field last year.

The ceremony overseen by Troop 29 adult leader Dan Martineau featured commendations presented by First Selectman Leo Paul Jr. and state Rep. David T. Wilson, R-Litchfield. Paul presented Sniffen with commendations from the town and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, while Wilson presented a commendation from the legislature.

Participating in the ceremony were Sniffen's brother, Matthew, who achieved Eagle Scout rank in 2014, and their parents, John and Deborah.

State Rep. David T. Wilson, R-Litchfield, presents Mark Sniffen with a commendation from the legislature.

Mark Sniffen is congratulated by his father, John.

Tom Battiste presents the Eagle Scout neckerchief to Mark Sniffen.

Deborah Sniffen pins an honor pin on her son's shirt.

Proud parents applaud their son.

 

Mark Sniffen takes the Boy Scout oath.