Shaftsbury teen achieves rank of Eagle Scout

SHAFTSBURY — Riley MacDonald, a senior at Mount Anthony Union High School, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, Arlington Boy Scout Troop 334 has announced.

On February 9, Boy Scouts from around the state were formally recognized by Gov. Phil Scott at the State House.

MacDonald began his trail to Eagle back in 2006. Over the last 12 years, he has earned each and every rank to culminate with completing a community service project for the town of Arlington.

His project included the construction of three park benches for the Dog Park at the Arlington Recreation park. After receiving all the necessary approvals, Riley was responsible for designing the benches for the park. He also had to secure donations from the community. Miles Lumber in Arlington and Rk Miles in Manchester graciously agreed to donate the needed materials. MacDonald was responsible for recruiting volunteers from his troop and the Bennington Boy Scout troop to help with the construction and placement of the benches.

MacDonald is the son of John and Tessa MacDonald of Shaftsbury. He plans to enlist in the Coast Guard in the fall.


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