WEST WYOMING — Matthew Joseph Dovidas achieved the highest rank of Scouting by earning his Eagle Scout rank on Nov. 19, 2014.
For his Eagle project, he refurbished Slaper Park on Stites Street in West Wyoming along with his troop and family member. Playground equipment was replaced, sanded and painted and park benches were replaced.
Dovidas has held the positions of Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Historian, Scribe, Librarian, Den Chief, Troop Instructor and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. He was honored by Troop 366 at an Eagle Court of Honor on March 31 and received recognition from West Wyoming Mayor Joseph Herbert, Pack 366, Representative Matthew Cartwright, Representative Aaron Kaufer and Senator John Yudichak.
Dovidas began his Scouting career with Pack 366 of West Wyoming in 2005 and has earned over 100 merit badges along with numerous awards, including the Ad Altare Dei, the United States Heritage Medal, the Mile Swim BSA patch, Kayaking BSA award, World Conservation Award, the Spanish Interpreter Strip, Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova Award and the International Spirit Award. He is also a brotherhood member of Lowwapaneu Lodge 191 of the Order of Arrow.
He is the son of Melanie Verdine Dovidas, West Wyoming, and the late Mark Dovidas.