He was joined by family, friends and dignitaries in celebrating this milestone.
Distinguished guests included Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, State Representative Frank Farry, Nick Deazeo, a representative from Senator Tommy Tomlinson’s office, and Head of School from George School, Sam Houser.
During the ceremony, Congressman Fitzpatrick presented Ryan with an American flag that was flown over the U.S. Capital building in Washington, D.C.
Frank Farry presented a citation from the PA House of Representatives. Ryan also received a Commendation from the Board of Bucks County Commissioners.
Ryan was a Cub Scout at Troop 19 in Langhorne.
He crossed over to Boy Scouts with Troop 210 in Yardley.
He received the Order of the Arrow and the Religious Award, and held leadership positions of Patrol Leader, Den Chief, and Troop Guide.
In order to become an Eagle, a Scout has to earn 21 merit badges.
Ryan earned 41 merit badges.
He received two bronze palms, a silver palm, and a gold palm in recognition of earning merit badges beyond those required.
Ryan is a recent graduate of George School.
While there he was a peer group leader and played baseball on both the junior varsity and varsity teams.
He was a four-year varsity football player and captain of the football team.
The George School community had such an impact on Ryan that he chose the school for his Eagle project.
He hoped to leave a positive mark on the grounds.
Ryan’s Eagle Scout Project was identifying and plaquing 50 trees on the George School campus in order to further the schools’ initiative to grow as an arboretum.
In doing so, Ryan had to work with the various groups on campus such as operations, the grounds crew, the aesthetics committee, as well as research various identification methods and fabricators.
Ryan then marshaled a group of fellow Scouts, friends, and members of the George School grounds crew for the plaque installation.
Ryan’s service learning trip at George School was a trip to Uganda in March.
The students worked with community leaders on social justice issues and conservation efforts in the region.
They collaborated on educational projects with their Ugandan peers from Awegys Secondary School, located in the outskirts of Kampala. They trekked deep into the Kibale Forest National Park with Uganda Wildlife Authority trackers in order to assist in the habituation of wild chimpanzees.
They also visited with the endangered mountain gorillas in their habitat in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
At the end of March, Ryan was presented with the 3D Award at the Annual Bucks County High School Art Exhibition.
The table which he designed and created in Advanced Woodworking and Design was made of walnut and epoxy.
Ryan is beginning his college path at the Fox School of Business at Temple University this fall.
PHOTO CAP: Ryan Doyle