UNION, NJ – Sean O'Flaherty, a Boy Scout from Troop 68 of Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, became an Eagle Scout on December 7, after he completed his Board of Review.

O’Flaherty, 16, completed his Eagle Project at Saint Joseph's Social Service Center in Elizabeth.  He cleaned, painted, and built shelves and a work bench in a storage room at the center.  The room is used to store the many donations that Saint Joseph's receives daily.

“I chose St. Joseph's Social Service Center because I had volunteered there on several occasions at the Saturday soup kitchens, and saw a need for  shelves and a closet that would help organize their many donations,” said O’Flaherty.

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Eagle Scout is the highest advancement in Boy Scouting. As a Boy Scout, O’Flaherty earned 28 merit badges, held multiple leadership roles in the troop, spent 76 hours camping and performed over 65 hours service hours.

O’Flaherty is a junior at Union High School.  He is a member of the marching band and plays trombone for the school's jazz band.  He is currently looking at colleges and making plans for his next journey in life.