Rye Boy Scout Troop 2 conducted its Spring Court of Honor on June 10, the troop’s last meeting before summer break.
Rye Boy Scout Troop 2 conducted its Spring Court of Honor on June 10, the troop’s last meeting before summer break. There will be no rest, however, for the ever-active scouts who will be attend summer camp at Camp Read in the Adirondacks and head off for week-long canoeing trip at the BSA High Adventure Camp in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota.
At the Court of Honor, completion of 43 Merit Badges by 21 scouts was recognized. These included Snow Sports, Camping, Family Life, Communications, Canoeing, American Heritage, Engineering, Music, Leather Work, Personal Fitness, Citizenship in the Community, Movie Making, and Space Exploration.
The achievement of a higher rank was recognized for eight scouts: Mark Byrne, Thomas Cassidy, William Courtney, Sean Drace, Davis Knight, James LaMagna, Jackson Swiader, and Max Zangiacomi. While no new Eagles were recognized, five scouts were reported as being on the last steps of completing their requirements, including their projects of service to the community.
Christopher Parker, Michael Quartararo Thomas Cassidy, and Casimir Harshbarger were recognized for having received the Ad Altare Dei award for completion of a program of Catholic study. Similar programs exist for all other faiths.
Adult contributions were also recognized. Former Scout Master Bill Haigney will receive the District Award of Merit; adult leaders Derek MacKenzie and Lucy Cassidy will receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence, and Sheldon Kahan of Interstate Lumber will receive a special thank you for his extensive support of Eagle projects.
In preparation for a new year, Christopher Tobin assumed the troop’s Senior Patrol Leader position from Casimir Harshbarger.