BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee last week commended three township residents on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout within Boy Scout Troop 555 and one of them, Ryan Thomas Watkins, attended the meeting.

Ryan was named in a resolution commending his achievement, along with Dylan L. Aiello and Benjamin K. Wetzel.

Ryan posed for a photo with the Township Committee and his parents, Ken and Michele Watkins.

He said his project, part of the process of attaining Eagle Scout rank, was to blaze a trail to a special red oak planted about 40 years ago at the Schiff Nature Preserve in Mendham Township.