MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Five Eagle Scouts were honored by the Morris County Board of Freeholders for "exemplifying some of the best qualities of young people in our country". Brian Coven, Troop 112, of Morristown, Stephen Johnson and  Sean Johnson, Troop 118 of Denville,  Andrew Halkyard, Troop 17 of Denville, and Brian Gilfedder, Troop 113 of Rockaway Township received the honors at the Board’s October 14 meeting. 

Coven, a Senior at Morristown High School has been involved in the scouts for 11 years.  To earn the Eagle rank, a scout must coordinate and lead a project that benefits the community. Coven's Eagle Scout Service Project was conducted in the Jockey Hollow Top trail system where he "lead a team of 30 volunteers in the construction and installation of three map holders at the trail heads and three boardwalk segments at a stream crossing on the trail, as well as the collection of updated GPS map data for the trail system".

The scouts were commended for their efforts in "continuing to improve the communities in which they live and making the country a better place to live".