WORTHINGTON >> Mathieu Ouellet, son of Michael and Lisa Ouellet of Worthington, and a member of Boy Scout Troop 93, has earned his Eagle Scout rank, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. He was honored July 23 at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at the Worthington Rod and Gun Club.
For his Eagle Scout service project, Ouellet led a team of adults, Scouts and volunteers in clearing approximately a mile and a half of trails at Arunah Hill Natural Science Center in Cummington. He led his crew in clearing downed trees and brush from the path as well as repainting the trail markers. The project was completed in a weekend and had a total of 73 man-hours of work.
Ouellet joined scouting at the age of 7 as a Tiger Scout with Pack 213 in Fredericksburg, Va. After working his way up through Cub Scouts, he earned the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouting, and earned all the activity badges.
He bridged over to Boy Scouts in 2011 with Troop 170 in Fredericksburg. While in Troop 170, he served a variety of leadership roles such as troop historian, instructor, patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, and senior patrol leader. He was inducted into the Amangamek-Wipit Lodge of the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scout's honor society.
In 2015, Ouellet moved to Massachusetts and joined Troop 93 sponsored by Windsor Congregational Church. He earned a total of 27 merit badges and attended many summer camps including Goshen Scout Reservation and Bayport Scout Camp, both in Virginia.
Ouellet also attended Lenhok'sin High Adventure Camp in Virginia and hiked 60 miles during that week. He has backpacked 311 miles in 16 hikes on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.
Ouellet is a junior at Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton where he is active in football. Next year, he will be applying for an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and will seek a commission into the U.S. Marine Corps.