The phrase “Eagle Scout” has come to mean someone exceptional: straight-arrow, self-reliant and true.
But there is a literal definition too. An Eagle Scout is a Boy Scout who has earned 21 merit badges; secured recommendations from teachers, advisors or community leaders; completed a major service project with a charity organization; demonstrated leadership skills — and had all that confirmed by local and national boards.
This Saturday, January 25 (Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 11 a.m.), 7 members of Troop 100 will receive the honor of Eagle Scout.
Staples High School senior Max Boyle coordinated the collection of tennis gear to benefit underserved youth through Norwalk Grassroots Tennis.
Staples senior Miguel Gura carved and constructed bird silhouettes for the Earthplace preschool.
Staples senior Jake McGillion-Moore refurbished a playground and created a garden for Bridgeport’s Caroline House.
Staples senior Dylan Murray led a trail creation and restoration project at the Lillian Wadworth Arboretum.
Weston High School junior Matthew Griffin cleared and built a wood chip trail connecting Earthplace and the Wadsworth Arboretum.
Staples senior Daniel Syomichev constructed benches and “caterpillar stacker” at the Earthplace playground renovation.
Fairfield Prep senior Whit Lupoli construted a 60-foot walk for Homes with Hope’s Linxweiler House.
Six of those Scouts worked together since they were 6-year-old Cub Scouts. Congratulations to Westport’s newest Eagle Scouts!