Troop 67 Scouts Honored with Eagle Court of Honor
Submitted by Meghan Terry
On June 19, five Scouts from Troop 67 were honored in a joint Eagle Court of Honor ceremony held at a private home in Summit. Local dignitaries, including Summit Mayor, Nora Radest, Marjorie Foxx, Common Council President, and Common Council member Greg Vartan attended the ceremony. The Scouts who achieved the Eagle Rank were:
Bryan Fok (May 13, 2020) His Eagle community service project involved the construction and installation of a Free Little Library, which is a community based book exchange, at Lincoln Hubbard School in Summit, NJ. Benches were also constructed and installed around the library to encourage reading and relaxation.
Coley Snyder (November 5, 2020) His Eagle community service project involved the planning and creation of a prayer garden and reflection area to honor the veterans at Saint Teresa of Avila Cemetery in Summit, NJ. He also installed an angle statue, paver walkway, plantings and stained cedar benches to the area.
Markus Seza Gokan (November 5, 2020) His Eagle community service project involved elevating a flood prone hiking trail in the Ash Brook Reservation. This is part of the Battle of Short Hills Historic Trail in Scotch Plains, NJ. He utilized a modified Native American technique known as corduroy construction. Native materials were applied to raise the trail above the flood line.
Will Cho (November 5, 2020) His Eagle community service project involved the planning, digging and creation of an eco-friendly rain garden at the Central Presbyterian Church in Summit, NJ. A bench was also designed and built to create a sitting area within the garden.
Kevin Ming-Yin Michael Cavicchia (March 14, 2021) His Eagle community service project involved constructing a traditional Native American wickiup at the Reeves Reed Arboretum in Summit, NJ. This wickiup structure will serve as a valuable teaching tool for the Native American lessons taught at the arboretum.
To earn the Eagle Scout rank, the highest advancement rank in Scouting, a Boy Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service, and outdoor skills. The Eagle Service Project completed by each candidate for the rank is the culmination of many years of participation and leadership within a Troop, and includes earning at least 21 Merit Badges, as well as many hours of community service and troop leadership.