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Local Scout Earns Eagle

David Adams Moody of Boy Scout Troop 55 was awarded the Eagle Scout rank, the highest ranking in the Boy Scouts. He is the son of Robert and Christine Moody. In order to receive the award, Moody earned 24 merit badges, serves as leader of the troop, and he is also a Den Chief for Pack 673. He also performed an Eagle service project, which consisted of creating three children’s carnival games to be used at St. Francis Episcopal Church’s Country Fair.

McLean Resident Has Link to History

Since 1646, the Wing family, which includes Mary Wing Kingman of McLean, has occupied the same house in East Sandwich, Massachusetts. When the last Wing family owner moved out of the house in 1942, the whole family purchased the place and maintained it ever since as a historic museum.

This June the cousins gathered in their own home for a reunion that brought the family together for a celebration. Mary Wing Kingman joined her kith and kin for the event.

“This is the oldest house in Sandwich,” Kingman said. “It was built in 1641. Stephen Wing bought the home in 1646. It is called the Wing Fort House because the original structure was built to provide shelter from attack.”

The Wings came to this country to escape religious persecution. They settled in Sandwich and attended church at the Friends Meeting House.

Some of them still live in the area and some of them have moved back there in retirement.

The Wing family home can be visited from June 15 to September 30 each year. During the off-season you can contact the caretaker at 508-833-1540.