Troop 401 honors Court of Honor
By Henry Fairley IV
For the Salisbury Post
Boy Scout Troop 401, sponsored by Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salisbury, held its annual welcome back Court of Honor on Sept. 4.
The following merit badges were presented: Sam Boyd, Camping, Citizen of the Community, Family Life, Forestry, Personal Fitness, Space Exploration; Josh Brophy, Cinematography, Public Speaking; Justin Brophy, Canoeing, Citizen of the World; Nick Cornacchione, Space Exploration; Sam Cornacchione, Mammal Study; Matt Gannon, Camping, Enviromental Science; Dylan Maher, Backpacking, Camping, Citizen of the Nation, Indian Lore; Adam Maurer, Electricity, Woodcarving; Eric Maurer, Citizen of the Nation, Pioneering; and Kevin Robinson, Climbing, Environmental Science, Shotgun Shooting.
Ranks earned included Tenderfoot for Joe and Sam Cornacchione.
Henry Fairley IV and Glenn Stebe was presented with the Scout Leader’s Training Award.
Henry Fairley IV was also presented with the Venture Leader’s Training Award
The troop won a certificate for participating in the Barnhardt Wild West Music Review and winning the Barnhardt Rodeo & Wild West Show Top Gun Superior Troop Award.
In a special ceremony on Sept. 6, the following Scouts were presented with Parvuli Dei award. They are: Corey Beaver, Blake Gilham and Benjamin Sunding.
Also, Nick Cornacchione was presented with Ad Altare Dei, the Boy Scout religious award.
In 52 years, members of Troop 401 have earned 2,961 merit badges and elected a total of 39 people to the Itibapishe Iti Hollo Order of the Arrow Lodge. All 39 became Ordeal members, 10 earned Brotherhood status and four had the Vigil Honor bestowed on them.