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Clark’s William Shaughnessy Ascends to the Rank of Eagle Scout

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William Shaughnessy is Troop 145's newest Eagle Scout. Credits: N. Clee
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The Eagle neckerchief is placed on Shaughnessy by Scoutmaster Ted McKeown. Credits: N. Clee
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Fellow scouts present the flag at the opening of the Eagle Scout ceremony Credits: N. Clee
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Credits: N. Clee
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Shaughnessy is pinned by his parents. Credits: N. Clee
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William and his parents Bill and Patty Shaughnessy Credits: N. Clee
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CLARK, NJ – William Shaughnessy became the latest member of Boy Scout Troop 145 in Clark to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.   His achievement was recognized at a Court of Honor ceremony surrounded by family, friends and fellow troop members a few weeks ago.

Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting. To earn the rank, a Boy Scout must progress through the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, and Life Scout and earn a minimum of 21 merit badges.  Shaughnessy exceeded the requirements by earning 40 badges during his years of scouting.  

In order to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, a young man must complete an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project.  Shaughnessy’s project involved making repairs to the William Waterson Memorial Shooting Range House behind Clark’s Police Department and library complex.  

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The project included power washing the structure, masonry and carpentry repairs and painting the entire pavilion.    Shaughnessy led fellow scouts and adults through the various stages of his project despite Mother Nature’s attempts to foil his plans with many weekends of weather too inclement for the job.  

Scouting offers a myriad of opportunities for growth and experiential learning to boys that participate.  Not all scouts rise to the rank of Eagle.   Shaughnessy is one in a long yet select line of scouts that made it.   According to the Boy Scouts of America, the first Eagle Scout was recognized in 1912.  Since that time, more than 2.25 million Boy Scouts have earned the rank. 

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