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Fly, Eagles Fly: Seven Summit Troop 67s Earn Rank of Eagle Scout

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Credits: Colleen O'Rourke-Heredia
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From left: Jake McEvoy, Quinn Halper, Adam Dwyer, Robert Vandersteen, Daniel Vandersteen, Matthew Supran, James Cho and Hal Daumé. Credits: Colleen O'Rourke Heredia
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Congressman Leonard Lance presenting Adam Dwyer with his Congressional Citation. Standing at right at the podium is Scoutmaster John Detweiler. Credits: Colleen O'Rourke-Heredia
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SUMMIT, NJ - Seven 'Eagles' from Summit's Troop 67 spread their wings and soared, as a historic Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held at St. Teresa of Avila Church. The seven young men -- James Cho, Adam Dwyer, Quinn Halper, Daniel Vandersteen, Robert Vandersteen and Matthew Supran -- each achieved the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, that of Eagle Scout.

The event was unique for Troop 67 because, in this specific patrol of Scouts, every one of the Scouts made Eagle and seven were honored in this special ceremony, which included a visit by Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), who personally delivered a Congressional Citation to honor each of these Eagle Scouts.

Additionally, past District Governor of Rotary District 7510, Hal Daumé, also honored these new Eagle Scouts, personally presenting the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians Youth Service Award to each of these young men to recognize their outstanding achievement. 

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Scoutmaster John Detweiler presided over the ceremony and reaffirmed the expectations for these seven new Eagle Scouts as they move out into the world. And, Keith Halper, former Troop 67 Scoutmaster and father to Eagle Scout Quinn Halper, recited the Eagle Charge:

The Honor, Loyalty, Courage Charge

YOU ARE CHARGED TO BE HONORABLE. Honor is sacred and is the foundation of all character. To show honor you must be trustworthy, the very first point of the Scout Law and for good reason. From this day forward, you will be held to a higher code of honor and ethics than most your peers. Honor is truly the measure of a man. Honor is represented by the white of the Eagle badge,

YOU ARE CHARGED TO BE LOYAL, to family, self, Scouting, friends, community and nation. Be also loyal to the ideals of Scouting. The blue of your new rank is to inspire Loyalty.

YOU ARE CHARGED TO BE COURAGEOUS. Courage gives all character force and strength. Have the courage to stand up for what is right and the ideals of scouting. Face each day unafraid and seek your share of the world’s work to do. Let the red on your badge remind you always to have courage.

The pathway to Eagle has been described as "a steep trail leading up to three peaks," with the highest being that of Eagle Scout. Officially, the trail starts with the 'Tenderfoot' rank and continues through Second and First Class ranks. Then, the real climbing begins, trekking along path marked with merit badges, leadership responsibilities, service projects, and the practice of Scouting skills and ideals.

The first peak reached is that of 'Star Scout', the second is 'Life Scout', and, finally, 'Eagle Scout'.  Eagle Scout is the most coveted and highest honor received only by four percent of Scouts nationally. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes their accomplishment.

For more information about Troop 67, contact troop67online.org. New members are always welcome.  

 

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