Anson’s Cates earns Eagle Scout rank

ANSON — Mitchell Cates, son of Brandon and Amy Cates of Anson, was awarded Scouting’s highest honor–the Eagle Scout rank — Sunday, March 15, during a ceremony held at the Garret Schenck School.
For his Eagle Scout service project, Mitchell built three, public use picnic tables for the Anson town office and a kiosk for the North Anson post office for people to post upcoming events in town.
Amy Cates pinned the Eagle Scout rank to his uniform while friends and family, including two of his three great-grandmothers, watched from the audience. Troop 481 Scoutmaster Michael Fazio served as master of ceremonies, and presentations/congratulations were offered by State Sen. Brad Farrin of Norridegewock, State Rep. Tom Skolfield of Weld, the Marine Corps League, the Masonic Grand Lodge of Maine and a representative from U.S. Senator Susan Collins.
Mitchell is the second Eagle Scout in his household; his brother Zachary earned his Eagle Scout rank in 2015.

Amy Cates of Anson pins the Eagle Scout medal onto her son’s uniform. Mitchell Cates received the honor March 15. (Submitted photo)