Eagle Award

William “Liam” Robert O’Neill of Troop 71 in the Berlin/Ellsworth area received his Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouting’s highest honor, at a court-of-honor ceremony Sept. 8 at the Lordstown Fire Department.

William is a freshman at Liberty High School, and began his Scouting experience as a Webelo in Pack 42 of Liberty, where he also earned his Arrow of Light Award, Cub Scouting’s highest honor.

He has been an active scout for more than three years, serving as Troop 71 as assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, librarian, historian, Order of the Arrow representative and troop guide. He has earned 29 merit badges. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow, Wapashuwi Lodge 56. Scoutmaster is Mike Smith.

His Eagle Scout service project was replacing the fence and refurbishing the outbuilding at Brookfield Christian Church.

William is the son of Ray and Kay O’Neill of Liberty. His grandparents are Ray and Carley O’Neill of Vienna and Chuck and Sue Gilmour of Lordstown. His great-grandparents are Harold and Rose Cooper of Brookfield.

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