Wandering in York County

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Author: Jamie Noerpel

One of the reasons Noah Platts wants to earn his Eagle Scout rank is to prove that kids with physical disabilities, like himself, are just as capable as anyone else. He hasn’t let barriers limit his life, including carving out his own hand-dug canoe. He’s not the first local kid to do so. In 1927, a 14-year-old from Westminster similarly overcame physical setbacks to earn himself that Eagle Scout rank. However, it wasn’t easy.