October 22, 2013 at 2:22 PM
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Matthew Buthe of Boy Scout Troop 368 of Berkeley Heights received his Eagle Scout award at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Sunday, Oct. 20. The Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held at the United Methodist Church in New Providence.
Boy Scouts, parents, leaders, family and Berkeley Heights Mayor Joe Bruno joined in to celebrate Matthew's hard work. Matthew officially became an Eagle Scout on Aug. 21, 2013 at his Board of Review conducted by Boy Scout Troop 368 and the Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Some of the merit badges Matthew earned are Backpacking, Citizenship in the Nation to Scuba Diving. High Adventure Trips that Matthew have participated are a two week backpacking trip at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico in the lower range of the Colorado Rockies and a weeklong sailing expedition around the Bahamas Islands where Scouts snorkeled and SCUBA dived. Matthew planned and developed an Eagle Scout leadership project at the United Methodist Church in New Providence with more than 100 hours of work.
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