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Council honors Eagle Scout
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Mayor Harold Fowler presents a proclamation recognizing Nicholas Hahn for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. - photo by Photo by Paul Floecker

Troop 400’s newest Eagle Scout was honored at the Richmond Hill City Council meeting Tuesday night.

Nicholas Hahn received a proclamation from the city in recognition of him earning the Eagle Scout rank and in appreciation for his service to the community through Scouting.

“I know you put in a lot of work, and just continue on with it,” Mayor Harold Fowler said as he made the presentation.

Hahn, 16, a rising junior at Richmond Hill High School, has been a Boy Scout since 2010. He rose through the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, 1st Class, Star and Life Scout before recently completing his board of review to become an Eagle Scout.

“It’s great,” he said. “It’s probably one of the biggest accomplishments I’m ever going to do.”

For his Eagle Scout project, Hahn and a team of helpers painted the exterior of the Richmond Hill Teen Center. The project was a natural fit for Hahn, who volunteers at the center by cleaning, helping with activities and just enjoying time with the kids.

The building was painted in a matter of hours as family members and friends from church, Junior ROTC and Boy Scouts joined him.

“We got finished in just one day because we had more than 30 people come,” Hahn said.

Hahn also has plenty of company in Richmond Hill’s Boy Scout Troop 400 as a holder of the highest rank in Scouting.

“We have over 50 Eagle Scouts now,” he said.

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