Staff photo by Dylan Johnson
Scouts honored: Somerset Boy Scouts recite their oath during the Celebrate Scouting Reception at the Somerset Country Club on Thursday. From left are Matt Shaffer, Shawn Shaffer, Tanner Wassilchalk (hidden from view) and Allen Ohler. The event was held to raise money for the Scout program in Somerset County. State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar said at the event that Scouting takes good parenting and magnifies it, creating better children. State Sen. Pat Stefano said Scouting increases a child’s ability to survive. He added that 2 million Boy Scouts have become Eagle Scouts since 2011.