HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee presented proclamations to Eagle Scouts Joseph Christopher Meditz and Tyler M. Tomczak of Troop 489 at a recent meeting to honor their accomplishments.
Meditz and Tomczak are both seniors at Hillsborough High School.
Meditz Eagle Scout project consisted of planning, fundraising and organizing the restoration of the Stations of the Cross at Mary, Mother of God Church, benefiting the parish and parishioners. The project was completed in 86.5 hours with help from 7 scouts and 5 adults. Meditz directed volunteers on the project, which included weeding, installing a barrier cloth, and a layer of decorative red rock at each station.
Meditz has served as den chief for Pack 89 for three years and as assistant senior patrol leader. He has earned a total of 31 merit badges during his six years in Troop 489. Joseph is also on the Hillsborough High School cross country and track teams.
Tomczak earned the Arrow of Light and was subsequently a patrol leader, scribe, historian, troop guide and troop instructor at Seabase in the Bahamas, a Boy Scout high adventure camp, He was the crew chief responsible for all the work assignments aboard a ship for 6 scouts and 6 adults.
He has also been a pool aide and a program aide in the Arts Department at Boy Scout Camp Ockanickon in Pennsylvania. Tyler is an avid guitar player and also participated in youth soccer, baseball, basketball and TaeKwonDo.
Tomczak's Eagle Scout project consisted of building six owl boxes for the Somerset County Parks Commission. The owl boxes were hung at 5 golf courses in Somerset County. The project included funding, planning and leading 11 scouts and 4 adults for a total of 101.75 service hours.