Montoursville student achieves Eagle Scout

Benjamin Kutay, a member of Boy Scout Troop 21 and a recent graduate of at Montoursville Area High School, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts.

Kutay is the son of Eric and Amy Kutay. For his Eagle project Kutay built shelves for the American Rescue Workers at their warehouse on Elmira Street, Williamsport. The shelves will help to process donated electronics to be used to raise funds for the organization.

Kutay has been in Scouts since he was 6-years-old and earned his Arrow of Light award in Cub Scouts and his God and Family religious award. He has been elected to the Order of the Arrow, served as secretary of his Order of the Arrow lodge and earned his brotherhood. He attended a National Jamboree in 2010 at Fort AP Hill, completed the Gettysburg historic trails program, was senior patrol leader and is currently a junior assistant scoutmaster. He attended summer camp every year including camps at Karoondinha, Tuckahoe, Brule and Bashore and went to Jambo at Kutztown University three times.

Kutay received two silver palms for earning 34 merit badges beyond the 21 that were required for Eagle rank. He also was formally presented the Eagle Scout award at a Court of Honor ceremony at his church, Mill Creek United Methodist Church.

Kutay plans to attend West Chester University of Pennsylvania to pursue in music education.

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