Kyle Jaggard is new Eagle Scout

Kyle Jaggard of Newtown’s Troop 99 recently earned the highest rank in Scouting, that of Eagle Scout. Kyle chose the American Legion Morell Smith Post #440 as the beneficiary of his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project.

He led a group of volunteers in the project which included refinishing the 2500-square-feet of 50-year-old wooden flooring at hall.

“The troop uses the Legion Hall as a meeting place and has for years, so it was a good way to give back by helping with the upkeep of the property” explained Kyle when asked why he chose this project.

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Roger Yu attains rank of Eagle Scout

Roger Yu is Newtown Troop 99’s newest Eagle Scout. The son of Yizhong Yu and Ping Zhou of Newtown, Roger completed an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project entitled “Bucks County Veterans and Their Stories.”

As part of his project, Roger worked with a team of fellow Scouts to record the experiences of local veterans in peacetime and in war. The final work is on display at the library at Council Rock High School North. He was drawn to the project because he wanted to preserve history in a unique way.

Roger found the project appealing because it offered him a chance to talk with these veterans and work with video editing technology. Roger has served in several leadership positions with Troop 99 including Patrol Leader, Scribe, Librarian and Troop Guide. He is also a Brotherhood member of Order of the Arrow Ajapeu Lodge #2 and serves as his troop’s OA representative.

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Matthew Stockburger is newly inducted Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Troop 99’s Matthew Stockburger recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project, Matthew created a storage area for outdoor toys and sports equipment at Steeple Kids Preschool, which is located at Langhorne United Methodist Church.

The project included painting, installing shelving and storage, and building wheeled storage units that allow teachers to move items to and from the outdoor play areas. He describes the project as a way for him to give something back as a member of the church and an alumnus of Steeple Kids Preschool.

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Lee Kownurko achieves Eagle Scout status

Lee Kownurko of Boy Scout Troop 99 said he is “proud to join the rank of Eagle with all of his brother Scouts who have become Eagles before him.”

The Washington Crossing resident is the son of Karen Lee Kane Kownurko and the late Kirk Kownurko. A junior fire fighter with Upper Makefield Fire Company since the age of 14, it wasn’t a surprise when Lee chose them as the recipient of his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project.

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BSA Troop 99 completes sailing camp

Boy Scouts from Newtown’s Troop 99 recently completed a merit badge sailing camp in Oyster Bay, NY. The Scouts camped for five days near the WaterFront Center and completed the requirements for the Small-Boat Sailing merit badge. They also earned their Small-Boat Sailor certifications from the US SAILING organization.

The camp was conducted in partnership with the WaterFront Center, a non-profit group dedicated to promoting community sailing and other environmentally-friendly ways to enjoy the waters of Oyster Bay.

Pictured back row from left, instructors Tyler Douglas and Rohan Rao, Counselors Eric Roberts and James Fiore; Scouts are, from left, CJ Austin, Colin Chaar, Matt Gallant, AJ Fiore, Ben Grondahl, Henry Polli, Justin McLaughlan, Colton El-Habr, and Christopher Farese.

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Brandon Fricker earns rank of Eagle Scout

Brandon Fricker, son of Bill and Diane Fricker of New Hope, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

The Boy Scout Troop 99 Scout recently completed his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project at Tohickon Valley Park in Point Pleasant. Brandon led a group of volunteers who removed and replaced 22 campsite markers, which had fallen into disrepair with a uniform set of new ones they created.

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New Eagle Scout, Alex Perkins

Alex Perkins, son of Michelle and Scoutmaster Emeritus Michael Perkins of Newtown, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

The Troop 99 Scout performed his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project in the National Cemetery at Washington Crossing. He designed and installed a memorial to recipients of the Medal of Honor.

Alex was drawn to the project in the cemetery because of his interest in the military and because of family members who have previously and are currently serving in the armed forces.

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