Troop 15 celebrated 45 years of continuous activity at the Stephens City Scout Cabin on April 6. Attending were, from left, front row, Ezra Wilfong, Tenderfoot Scout; Eli McDonald, 2nd Class; Levi McDonald, Assistant Scout Master; Jason Gordon, Committeeman and former Assistant Scout Master; Adam Wilfong, Cub Master; back row, Jim Vogt, Scout Master; Zeke Wilfong, Star Scout; Ethan Gordon, Life Scout; Zach Pendzich, Eagle Scout; Ben Vogt, Eagle Scout. The troop was originally sponsored by the Kernstown Presbyterian Church and was recently transferred to the Stephens City Lions Club.

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Mark Gunderman

BSA Troop 17 was relocated from Kernstown to Stephens City and became Troop 15 after receiving sponsorship from Stephens City UMC in February, 1978. Throughout its many years of existence, long serving leaders believe that approximately 400 youth had been served with 53 attaining the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Troop 15’s advancement record is notable as approximately 13% of all boys have achieved the Eagle rank. Nationally, only 4 percent of all Boy Scouts reach Eagle Scout.

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