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Troop 97's Kyle Hoyt earns Life Scout rank

Posted 5/15/18

Kyle Hoyt, son of Susan and Chris Hoyt of Conewago Township, has been awarded the Life Scout rank.

He discovered the Boy Scouts of America when he joined Cub Pack 97 in the first grade. In fifth …

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Troop 97's Kyle Hoyt earns Life Scout rank

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Kyle Hoyt, son of Susan and Chris Hoyt of Conewago Township, has been awarded the Life Scout rank.

He discovered the Boy Scouts of America when he joined Cub Pack 97 in the first grade. In fifth grade, he bridged to Troop 97 where he worked to fulfill the requirements of Life Scout, a rank earned by holding leadership positions, fulfilling community service hours and completing required merit badges.

He held several positions within Troop 97. He now serves as the troop quartermaster, where he is responsible for the inventory and maintenance of the troop’s camping and cooking equipment. He also has served as troop chaplain.

In order to complete his Life Scout requirements, Hoyt completed almost 200 hours of community service projects including Adopt-A-Highway, Scouting for Food for the Fountain of Life Food Bank, Christmas caroling at local nursing homes, 193rd Air Wing, pioneering demonstrations at Londonderry Elementary School and at Middletown’s National Night Out, community flag retirement ceremony, plus several projects at Geyers United Methodist Church and the Londonderry Fire Company.  He has helped numerous Scouts work on their Eagle Scout projects.

He has accrued 66 camping nights, hiked 85 miles, bicycled 17 miles and paddled 12 miles since joining Troop 97. In addition, Hoyt is a member of the Order of the Arrow, an honor society under the Boy Scouts of America.

Hoyt has earned 26 merit badges and has only a few remaining to fulfill requirements of Eagle Scout. He is planning his Eagle Scout project. He would like to design a pavilion to benefit all of users of the Londonderry Scouting Complex.

His father, Chris Hoyt, is extremely active in Scouting. He is an assistant Scout master with Troop 97 and serves as a merit badge counselor.

Hoyt is a freshman at Dauphin County Technical School where he majors in diesel technology. He is an active member of Swatara Hill Church of the Brethren, where he is a member of the youth group and serves as a worship leader. In his spare time, he enjoys working on vehicle engines and spending time outdoors.

Long-term plans are to continue his education at a technical school in order to pursue a career as a diesel mechanic.

Boy Scout Troop 97 is sponsored by Londonderry Fire Company in Londonderry Township.