BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Six Boy Scouts from Troop 68 were recognized for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at two separate Courts of Honor.
Andrew and William Clark, Eric Matrone, Pierre Arca-Sedda, Colin Hegarty and Nick Young each earned 13 required and 8 elective merit badges, provided leadership to their troop, and also planned and led others to complete a significant service project in their community.
“Over the last two years, 11 of our 12 Troop 68 graduating senior Scouts earned the Eagle rank," said Scoutmaster Cliff Boldt. "Like their predecessors, these six not only reached Boy Scouting's highest rank, but are also excellent students, strong athletes and active in clubs and other organizations. Earning Eagle Scout is just one of their many accomplishments.”
William Clark restored and improved a riding and nature trail behind the Littell-Lord Farmstead in Berkeley Heights for his his Eagle Service Leadership Project. He will attend Boston University to study civil engineering.
Andrew Clark's project focused on rebuilding picnic tables at the Berkeley Heights Community Pool. He is attending the NYU Stern School of Business.
Eric Matrone designed and built a Bird Information Kiosk at the Wagner Farm Arboretum and filled it with information about local birds. He is studying mechanical engineering at Drexel.
Pierre Arca-Sedda built picnic tables and basketball court benches for William Woodruff School in Berkeley Heights. He is studying computer science and engineering at Rutgers.
Nick Young replaced a footbridge over a creek and renovated the adjoining trail on the property of Little Flower Church in Berkeley Heights. He will study computer engineering at the University of Michigan.
Colin Hegarty designed and built an outdoor “Pathway to the Future” at Thomas P. Hughes School in Berkeley Heights consisting of a series of stations describing alternative energy sources. He is studying engineering at Cornell.
Since its founding in 1936, more than 100 Troop 68 Scouts have earned Eagle Scout. Troop 68 welcomes all to their meetings at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays when school is open at Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center, 651 Mountain Ave. in Berkeley Heights. For more information about Troop 68, contact Scoutmaster Cliff Boldt at firstname.lastname@example.org.