CLARK, NJ – Robert Prussack of Boy Scout Troop 145 became the latest scout to achieve the rank of Eagle in Clark. His achievement was recognized at a special ceremony known as a Court of Honor while surrounded by family, friends and fellow scouts.
Various Boys Scout leaders shared thoughts with the crowd about Prussack during the ceremony. They spoke of a young man that is gentle, respectful, knowledgeable, capable and dedicated.
“Bobby never got in trouble, scouts are supposed to get in trouble,” laughed Ted McKeown, Scoutmaster of Troop 145. “He was never that kid, it’s a testament to the way he was raised. I’m going to say something I don’t think I’ve said at one of these before, you are a true gentlemen Bobby.”
To earn the rank of Eagle, young men must meet standards and requirements in subjects such as outdoor skills, service, and leadership. In addition they must earn at least 21 merit badges. Prussack earned a total of 33 badges during his years of scouting.
Among other requirements needed to earn the rank, Prussack completed an extensive service leadership project. With the help of other scouts and parent volunteers, Prussack made needed repairs and updates to the Arthur L. Johnson High School music room.
According to Prussack in information shared during his ceremony, the project included painting and carpeting the practice rooms and the Music Director’s office.
Prussack shared that he chose this project because of his very personal connection to the ALJ Music program and the integral part it has played in his story.
With Prussack’s attainment of the rank of Eagle Scout, Clark Boy Scout Troop 145 has now raised its total number of boys to reach this pinnacle in their scouting career to 69.