Earns Eagle rank

Ross Barton Betts, 18, of Warren has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. Betts was recently recognized in ceremonies at First Presbyterian Church, Warren. A member of Chief Cornplanter Council, Troop 8, he is one of approximately four percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank. Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community or church service project. Betts chose to make a public walking path through the woods on the back side of Warner Park. Betts served as senior patrol leader and was able to attend two National Jamborees during his scouting years. He is active in ski club, trapshooting team, motorcycling, kayaking and hunting, and has earned his black belt in Karate. Betts attends Warren Area High School where he is a senior. He is the son of Martha and Clifford Betts.