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Posted: 10/16/13


Timothy Ross attains
rank of Eagle Scout

      Timothy G. Ross of Washington Township recently earned his rank of Eagle Scout.
       A member of Troop 343 of Utica, he is a 2013 graduate of Lutheran High North and the son of Glenn and Michelle Ross.On Aug. 14, 2013, Ross had a duel Court of Honor with fellow Scout Philip Rynearson of Sterling Heights. Both had started together as Tiger Cubs in the first grade, advanced to Boy Scouts and advanced in ranks in order to attain the highest rank in Scouting, the Eagle Scout.
       His Eagle project involved assisting a local charity, the Samaritan House, to reface an existing billboard. The billboard fronts M-53 and had previously advertised the business of the prior owner of the property. His project involved reviewing the applicable ordinances related to grandfathered signs, applying for the proper permit from the township and getting approval to reface the sign in accordance with his design. His project included several bottle drives to raise funds for supplies related to the project. He oversaw the painting design elements of the sign to include the Samaritan House logo, name and telephone number.
       On project day, along with 18 volunteers from his troop, family and friends, Ross cleared the overgrown brush and trees so the old billboard could be seen from the M-53 expressway. He then supervised the reface of the billboard with the approved design. He was even able to donate a small amount of cash left over from the fundraising activities to the Samaritan House.
       In addition to his Eagle Scout project, he has volunteered more than 100 hours of service for his church and community. Although his troop is located in Utica, he felt it was important to find a project to support a charitable organization in Washington Township.
       He is attending Oakland University where he is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering.

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