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Chatham's Troop 8 Celebrates Centennial Year with 15 New Eagle Scouts

In 2016, Chatham Boy Scout Troop 8 elevated 15 to the status of Eagle Scout Credits: Troop 8

CHATHAM, NJ - On December 30, 2016, Erik Britt was awarded the 165th Eagle Scout designation as a member of Boy Scout Troop 8. In 1944, 72 years prior, as America was in the throes of the Second World War, the first Eagle Rank designation earned in Troop 8 was awarded to Lee D. Pettingill Jr.

As a fitting end to Troop 8’s celebration of 100 years as a continuously operating Boy Scout Troop based in Chatham, NJ, 15 members of Troop 8 earned scouting’s highest honor, that of Eagle Scout. This was the greatest number of Eagles awarded in a single year in the Troop’s 100-year history.

Joining Erik Britt in this record breaking historic Eagle Rank Class of 2016 is Evan Bressler # 151, Mathew Harris  # 152, Robert Conwell # 153, Bryan Heu # 154, DennisSullivan#155, Gavin Mayes # 156, Matthew Piechnik # 157, William Benedict # 158, Bradley Rindos # 159, Jack Dean # 160, Stephen Piccari # 161, Vincent Maddi # 162, Bruce Helman III # 163, and Adam Verrill # 164.

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Troop 8 began in 1916 under the leadership of Scoutmaster Reverend John Warner Moore of Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church with a handful of boys. Over the past 100 years of continuous service to the community, more than 1500 young boys have passed through the troop and emerged a few years later as confident, accomplished young men, prepared to make their contribution to society. 

Troop 8 has prospered under the leadership of 28 Scoutmasters over the past 100 years and has played an integral role in the Chatham community through numerous service projects, community involvement and support.

Troop 8 is honored to have helped shaped the lives of these young men through the development of their character and skills necessary to succeed in life and to have served the Chatham community for the past century. Onwards to the second 100 years of service!


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