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Local scoutmasters receive awards

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Scoutmaster Avery Moore, left, of Boy Scout Troop 11 in Rocky Mount and Scoutmaster William Wallace of Troop 76 in Nashville recently received the District Award of Merit for the Tar River District.

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From Contributed Reports

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Avery Moore, scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 11 in Rocky Mount, and William Wallace, scoutmaster of Troop 76 in Nashville, recently received the District Award of Merit for the Tar River District.

The Tar River District is comprised of Nash and Edgecombe Counties and is part of the East Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The District Award of Merit is given to adults who have rendered service of an outstanding nature at the district level.

Moore was recognized for his service to the Boy Scouts over the last nine years. Moore has served as scoutmaster of Troop 11 and as den leader for Cub Scout Pack 11. He has also held many leadership roles within the council and district. He has served as camporee chief and area chief for Spring Camporee, camporee chief for Fall Camporee and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Tar River District Committee.

He is well known for helping organize and participating with his Troop in many of the scouting events in the East Carolina Council. As Scoutmaster for Troop 11, he has focused on encouraging the boys to be responsible for leadership of the Troop, preparing them for roles as leaders in the community.

Wallace has been involved in Scouting for over 30 years, mostly as the scoutmaster for Troop 76. Through his work in Scouting, he has helped over 60 boys achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest level of Scouting. Wallace was recognized as North Carolina Scoutmaster of the year from the American Legion in 2009, and before that as Assistant Scoutmaster of the Year. In addition to his work with Boy Scouts, he is the president of the Nash Arts Center and has been chairman of the trustee board for Sandy Fork Baptist Church for the past 25 years.

Wallace is also a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is prized for his work as a dedicated mentor to the boys in his troop.

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