EXETER - For Quinn Dillon of Exeter, the Trail to Eagle Scout has been one that has taken him many interesting places. He has backpacked in Yellowstone National Park, gone to Space Camp in Montreal, participated in winter camping in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, ocean kayaked and snorkeled at Seabase in the Florida Keys, and attended the National Scout jamboree in Virginia.
On Tuesday, May 8th the trail culminates when Quinn, age 17, of Boy Scout Troop 10 in Bangor, will be honored at a special Eagle Scout ceremony at 7:30 PM at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Exeter. The public is welcome to attend.
Quinn, the son of Paul and Genie Dillon, has been a member of Troop 10, chartered to the All Souls Congregational Church in Bangor, for seven years. He was elected to the prestigious Order of the Arrow and is also a member of Venture Crew 210.
To earn Boy Scoutís highest award he earned 33 merit badges, served as a leader in his troop and completed a community service project. For his service project Quinn chose to help improve Exeterís Crawford Memorial Field. He organized a Community Cleanup Day, constructed three large picnic tables, and had a new sign erected at the field.
Quinn is a senior at Dexter Regional High School. He is president of the National Honor Society, a member of the Key Club, and was selected as a delegate to Boys State as a junior. Quinn was chosen to attend Maine Youth Leadership both as an Ambassador and a Junior Counselor. He also participates in varsity soccer, varsity golf and varsity tennis where he is the captain, and he has served as the Dexter Tiger Mascot all four years of high school.
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