Pretty much everyone, but most importantly Ben D.,
Patrick D., and John K.
We enjoyed an excellent turnout, with a broad
collection of friends, family, and BSA representatives.
The evening started out strong, with presentations by our
Dean of Advancement (Brian Pratt), and an interesting update about the great
programs now available at Cedarlands (where we expect to be spending a week
this coming summer).
We progressed into the normal presentation of merit badges and rank
Of special note, a good number of the boys were able to receive the
Signalling Merit Badge, under the guidance and instruction of Bob Decker.
This badge was retired from the mix some time ago, but brought back for 2010
only as a way of commemorating Scouting's 100 year anniversary in America.
The big event of the evening, however, was the presentation
of Eagle Rank to three of our fine young men.
Each of these guys has made a huge impact on our troop through their many
contributions over the years. We sincerely hope that this ceremony is
not the last we'll see of them. They're our friends, and we benefit
greatly from their participation and company.
Important footnote: Since John Koslosky took
over as Scoutmaster of T14 in December of 1985, he's lead thirty six
scouts to the rank of Eagle. Every one of these young men owe him