Celebrating his many achievements, friends, family and local dignitaries gathered at the Elks Lodge #104 and read proclamations, delivered citations and made speeches on behalf of Troop 3 Newport’s newest Eagle Scout, David Thomas Sigler.

Mr. Taylor Rock, Dean of Students and sailing coach at Rogers High School delivered the key address, Rev. Mathew J. Davis offered the invocation and the benediction. David also received a thank you from Rob Currier of the Newport Tree Society, for his leadership project that identified and cataloged trees on the Rogers High School property into the Rhody Tree database. June 25, 2017 was declared “David Thomas Sigler Day” in Newport in commemoration of his achievement in proclamation delivered by Lynn Ceglie, vice- chair of the Newport city council. David named his grandfather David L. Sigler of Wapakoneta, Ohio his mentor.

David has been an active and proud member of the Boy Scouts of America since the first grade. He started his Scouting career with Pack 33 in Yokosuka, Japan and has also been a scout in Milwaukee, WI and Norfolk, VA. David moved to Newport, RI with his family in 2015 and joined Troop #3 Newport.

David was elected into the Order of the Arrow in 2014 and attended the National Order of the Arrow Centennial Conference and the High Adventure Camp in the Minnesota Boundary Waters in 2016. This summer, David will attend the OA Ocean Adventure camp in Key West FL.

David will be a senior at Rogers High School in the fall where he is enrolled in AP and Honors courses. He is a member of the Rogers cross country team, sailing team, CyberPatriots and band. He also participated in track & field and orchestra at Rogers. He is a member of the Latin Honor Society and National Honor Society and was selected as a recipient of the 2017 RI Civic Leadership Award.

David lives in Newport with his parents David and Bethany Sigler and two brothers who are also in scouting.

Troop 3 is sponsored by Newport Elks Lodge #104 and is a member of BSA Narragansett Council. Boys in Troop 3 range in age from 11-17 years old. They attend All Saints STEAM Academy, St. Andrews School, Gaudet and Thompson Middle Schools, Rogers, Middletown and Bishop Hendricken High Schools and some scouts are home schooled.

Boy Scouts of America has three objectives: character development, citizenship training and personal fitness. For more information about BSA Troop 3 Newport, please call Glenn Gardiner at 401 846-9583 x 2002.

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