EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Boy Scout Troop 223 and its charted organization VFW post 133 have announced that Calvin A. Lovelace II has earned Boy Scouting's highest rank of Eagle.
To accomplish this goal, Lovelace fulfilled requirements in the areas of leadership, service, outdoor skills, and passed specific skills tests to advance through the seven Scouting ranks to Eagle. He earned merit badges in life skills areas such as first aid, personal fitness, cooking, and sustainability, citizenship in the world, nation, and community.
In his Scouting career, Lovelace has held multiple leadership positions within Troop 223 including Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Chaplin Aide, Patrol Leader and Troop Guide. He also completed a 65-mile trek at Philmont Scout Ranch, Boy Scouting's premier high adventure base.
In addition to the prior skills, Lovelace planned and completed an approved community service project. His project was done on the property of St. Bartholomew Church on Ryders Lane in East Brunswick. He built a storage shed to be used by St. Bartholomew's School and the Monsignor Kelly Recreation Center.
In June, Calvin Lovelace II graduated from Bishop George AHR High School in Edison, where he was a member of the Varsity Track and Field Team and the African-American Heritage Club. Calvin plans to attend Pennylvania State University in the fall where he will major in Graphic Design with a minor in Business Management.