Devin Lund Receives Eagle Scout Award
What are PCA students doing when they’re not at school? The answers are as unique as our students. PCA senior, Devin Lund has been busy as an Eagle Scout. He was recently featured in this article from the Newburyport News:
AMESBURY — Recently at a special court of honor, Devin Lund, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anders Lund, received Boy Scouting’s highest award, the Eagle Scout Award. Devin started his Scouting as a Cub Scout and crossed over into Boy Scout Troop 4, sponsored by the Market Street Baptist Church in March of 2008.
He passed his Eagle Scout Board of Review in November of 2014. During his tenure as a member of the troop, he served as patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader and webmaster. He also was inducted into the Order of the Arrow, received the Terry Leblanc Conservation Award, Langevin Moore Campership and amassed 100 days and nights camping with the troop. He attended the Massachusetts Jamboree in 2012 and camped with 35,000 Scouts from around the world during the summer of 2013 at the National Scout Jamboree at the Summit in Virginia.
He also gave many hours to Our Neighbors’ Table with food drives and putting together carriages for them. He earned 26 Merit Badges, five more than required for the Eagle rank, including some unusual ones like Pulp and Paper, Geocaching, Pathfinding, Mammal Study, Chemistry and Bird Study.
For his Eagle Service Project, he planned and developed building four dugouts on the athletic fields at Portsmouth Christian Academy where he goes to school. Before the project, he had to raise close to $8,000 to cover the costs of the project and enrolled the help of 35 Scouts, fellow classmates and adults to finish the project. The total time took six weekends and 790 man hours.
He currently is an assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 4, plays varsity baseball and basketball, and is a member of the mission club, member of the Praise Band, honor student and hopes to attend college in the fall and major in engineering.