SPARTA, NJ - Robert Marcus Song, a Senior at Sparta High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 95 in Sparta, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, Scouting's highest rankon November 20.

Robert’s Eagle project was to renovate the interior of the Newton Free Clinic, a free healthcare clinic for the uninsured, staffed by volunteer doctors and nurses, located at 67 High Street. His project included spackling and painting walls, painting and installing new trim work, replacing the fluorescent bulbs and installing a new dry erase board.

Song and his team, built and installed an outside bench for patients, cork boards and bulletin boards. Song solicited donations of toiletries and other supplies to be available to the patients for free and performed a thorough cleaning of the premises. Robert would like to thank Drs. Liegner and Schreck, Troop 95, and his family for their help.  

This accomplishment represents six years of adventure, fun and work, during which time he performed community service and earned many merit badges, including first aid, wood carving, photography, leather work, animal science, and citizenship in the community and world, just to name a few. Song is an Order of the Arrow Ordeal member, a National Youth Leadership Training graduate and was honored in receiving the National Outdoor Award for Camping.